Thomas Fleming, Executive Director
15 years ago Tom
got into BNI
and somewhere along the line BNI
got into him.
Tom became a member of BNI after starting his first company and found BNI to be a GREAT marketing forum.
Prior to starting his first company, Tom received a BSBA from Boston University and an MBA from Babson College while accumulating 8 years of experience in various Fortune 500 firms.
In Tom's career as an entrepreneur he
has started and sold 4 different companies and BNI
has been an essential tool in the development of all 4.
In January of 2003 Tom relocated from Boston, MA to become the Executive Director with BNI and the Director of Training for the Referral Institute in the Tampa and West Central Florida Areas.
first arrived in Florida he
was greeted by one BNI
chapter in the area with 13 members.
The region now has over 40 chapters with an average of 40 members per chapter.
is very proud of the fact that the current membership passed just over $50,000,000 in referral business to one another last year.
Tom is also a contributing author to 2 two best-selling books by Dr Ivan Misner and has been recorded on many educational CD's produced from his speaking engagements.
Most notably, Tom
is on the "Fast Track" with his
contribution to the 3 CD Audio set entitled "BNI
Tom has sat on BNI's Founders Circle since 2003, the Franchise Advisory Board since 2005 and has served as a Master Trainer for the Referral Institute.
is sought out as a local, national and international speaker and trainer on the subjects of marketing businesses by referral and organizational development.
has spoken and touched the businesses and lives of tens of thousands of business professionals all over the world.
is humorously referred to as TF from TF - Tom Fleming
from Tampa Florida.