Thomas J Malkus
Current City: Punta Gorda, FL
Chapter: Port Charlotte SCORE
Tom is an idea man who can listen to peoples problems and come up with ideas and solutions. Tom worked in sales positions with 2 other companies before he joined Data Processing Sciences Corporation in 1969 as an Account Executive. Over the 37 years at DPS, he has served as Assistant Sales Manager, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and then President of DPS. He became an owner in Data Processing Sciences in 1985 and since retiring in 2005 currently remains on their Board of Directors. Over the years Tom used his sales and marketing talents to help DPS grow from a $5 Million dollar company to a $50 Million dollar company. He provided the vision for the companys Management, Marketing, Technical and Product architecture and helped shepherd DPS's transformation from a Manufacturers rep organization to a Data Communications Distributor, to a Network Integrator and currently as an E-Business Internet Infrastructure and Services Provider providing security products, Carrier Services, Network Management, routing/switching infrastructure, internet services, consulting, and technical support to an industry whose growth was expanding at unprecedented rates. Tom has served on various vendor and manufacturer advisory boards over the past 20 years. Tom designed and presented workshops and seminars to groups from 10 to 200+ over the past 30 years. In addition to Score, Tom also currently volunteers as a Mediator in the Small Claims Court System in Charlotte County, Florida. He also volunteers as a Juvenile Arbitrator and Teen Court Arbitrator in Charlotte County. Tom joined SCORE in 2008 planning to use his extensive Management, Marketing, and Technical skills to help small businesses start up and grow successfully.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration (BSBA) with a major in Marketing from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. (1966)