Tom Suddes Mentor 2013....

Living in: Columbus, OH — United States

  • - Co-Founder of ForImpact
  • - Started 19 companies
  • - Raised $1 Billion
  • - Founder of the Suddes Group
  • - Coached Others to Raise Over $1 Billion
Geographic Interest: North America
Expertise: Branding, Business Strategy / Planning, Entrepreneurship,...
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"You're in sales. Get over it."

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Tom Suddes has made a name for himself as a thought leader, coach, consultant, speaker and writer. He has been labeled contrarian, radical, whacky, and is widely known as a maverick and an agent of change. He has founded 19 businesses and was the first Entrepreneur-In-Residence at the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Notre Dame. In 1996, Tom won a trip around the world when Success Magazine and Opportunity International awarded him a chance to share his social entrepreneurial experiences with third world micro-entrepreneurs in Russia, Poland, India, the Philippines and Australia. In 1983, he founded The Suddes Group, which has managed over 300 campaigns, raised over $1 Billion, and helped generate 3 million new jobs in their work with 125 economic development organizations around the country. He is the author of “Take the Quantum Leap, The Change Manifesto” and the forthcoming “Just Ask!” Tom served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer, Airborne and Pathfinder; was a two-time welterweight boxing champion at Notre Dame; and has been the boxing coach at Notre Dame for 35 years. Throughout his eccentric life, Tom has been anchored by his wife Trudy & 5 children.

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