If I had to think of three words to best describe Tom as professional I would use “Competence. Diplomacy. Integrity.” I had a pleasure to work with Tom on a number of projects from 2006, and always enjoyed it tremendously. Tom is a very knowledgeable expert in IPR, trade policy, international business and commerce matters, not to mention his top qualifications in PR and communications while understanding multi-cultural sensitivities. I am honored to know Tom and highly recommend him as an advisor.
Founder, ZeeRabbit. Inc.
I have known and collaborated with Tom for several years, finding him the consummate professional. He is not only knowledgeable but has remained on the cutting-edge of business development and international trade initiatives. As an international advisor on development and government policy, he has exhibited that rare ability to merge private sector business interest and investments in a world where geopolitical reality is constantly morphing. His grasp of reality, especially today’s quickly changing world is uncanny.
Tom brings to the table a unique combination of an open-minded thinker and a solution oriented management style, which is directly applicable to the challenges faced by industry and governments in today’s multicultural environments. It is a privilege to know him and look forward to the next opportunity to collaborate.
Managing Director, The EDI Group
Tom and his team provided us with excellent service in the area of government relations and corporate responsibility when I ran Visa International in Russia. Beginning with a variety of compelling and creative options and strategies for our program, Tom ensured a timely preparation and implementation of the various components of the initiative. Tom was always prompt, thorough and detailed in his recommendations. He responded well and flexibly to requests for modification of our program, but held strong views of his own which challenged our assumptions. Together we were able to conceive and deliver a high value-added strategy and program that yielded excellent results for Visa in the Russian Federation. It is a pleasure to recommend him unreservedly.
Vice President and General Director, Moscow Office, Kinross Gold Corporation.
Tom has extensive international business experience helping large and small companies identify and grow new domestic and international markets. He is an experienced business advisor, strategic thinker, and effective communicator who uses his exceptional listening and cultural awareness skills to align corporate strategy with action. He is particularly passionate about working with startup companies to help them scale and become sustainable, and to support the growth of innovation and entrepreneurial eco-systems to support economic growth and job creation. I highly recommend Tom to all companies who want to grow their business in our global economy.
President & CEO Finn Enterprises, Inc.
Tom is an exceptional business strategy consultant, providing sound advice to companies seeking to expand internationally. Tom excels at helping clients navigate their way through the significant challenges that emerge where industry, government and multi-cultural sensitivities intersect. Tom is entrepreneurial, strategic and pragmatic in approach. He helps clients translate big ideas into actionable business plans. He will help you understand and overcome legislative and regulatory hurdles, while positioning your company through strategic business communications, alliance partners, and protection of your intellectual property. Tom has terrific interpersonal skills and unquestionable integrity. If you are looking to grow your business internationally, Tom should be your next phone call.
Vertical Leap Consulting
Tom Thomson is a consummate professional and skilled strategist that businesses need in today’s environment. Aside from his expert skills in international business, Tom is deeply engaged in helping start-up ventures grow and thrive. Tom’s career has taken him from the US to Russia and back, working on marketing, IP, and other critical international issues. In a fast-changing world, Tom understands the political and business implication in a wide variety of areas. I highly recommend Tom as a person that can help develop a business strategy, grow a start-up, or navigate the complex world of international business.
William Suffa Consulting