I have been a SORE Certified Mentor for more than 7 years. During that time I have successfully mentored well over 1,000 SCORE clients. I have reported many individual Success Stories regarding SCORE clients who met or exceeded their expectations. My most frequent request from clients is to help with Business Plans. I have a high level of expertise in this area. I have been a people manager, leader, all my life. Last job was a Turn-Around as CEO, President of $100,000,000 sales Public Company (NASDAQ). Have done every job from Technician to CEO, and all between, in both small to very large companies. Won award for Entrepreneur of the year for S.W. Region USA for turn-around in 1996. Two careers: in Coatings Industry, then Semiconductors.Tom Filesi is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering. He studied Management Science at the graduate level at Johns Hopkins as well as Arizona State University. He served as a member of the Business and Industry Council in Career Education for Mesa (Arizona) Public Schools. In addition to curricula advice, he often sponsored internships of high school students and faculty members in the Motorola industrial environment. Tom most recently served on the Electronics Industrial Advisory Committee of the University of North Texas. Mr. Filesi was brought to Optek Technology, a Public company with sales about $60,000,000, in Dallas,Texas in 1991 with the charter to turn around the then financially ailing company. He is credited with leading the successful turnaround of Optek which saw sales growth of double digits (percent), elimination of all debt, increase of shareholders’ equity from a very negative to a strong, positive number and increase of the stock price by a factor in excess of twenty times. For this accomplishment, Mr. Filesi was recognized by Ernst & Young in 1996 as Entrepreneur of the Year in the Turnaround category, for the Southwest Region of the U.S.
B.S. Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Also Grad studies in Masters, Mgmt Science, at Johns Hopkins, and Arizona State University