Tom comes to his C12 Chair position after 30 years of business experience covering many industries including banking, aerospace, automotive, and optics. Tom has served in various management and executive roles in sales, marketing, customer service, research, and contract negotiation/administration.
Prior to C12, Tom was a part of the C-level team at Trijicon, a family-owned and faith-based optics manufacturer. During his nine-year tenure as VP of Sales and Marketing, Trijicon experienced sustained double and triple-digit growth. Tom is quick to point out that he was just a small part of a great team that executed a well-defined strategic growth plan. Through Gods favor and the diligent work of many people, the company prospered.
Tom came to a saving faith in Jesus as a Southern California teenager and has been serving Him for years as a Bible teacher and speaker. In 2002, Tom was called by God to attend seminary (graduating from Moody Theological Seminary in 2008) without knowing how God would use this additional training. He can now see that God was preparing him for his unique role as a C12 Chair. C12 members will benefit from Toms solid Bible knowledge, business acumen, and engaging, practical style.
Along with his wife, Sandra, Tom has three grown children and resides in Irvine. He is excited to serve the C12 members of Orange County.
“Make things better,” captures Ron’s commitment to excellence and delivery of impressive results over the years. He possesses a breadth and depth of experience having worked in large, mid-size, and small companies in both technical and management roles with responsibilities covering staff training & development, strategic planning, project planning and implementation, P&L, budgeting, vendor and relationship management, PMO, process/project management of corporate-wide, division and group projects. Prior to joining C12, Ron was President and CEO of WhiteRock Business Solutions where he served as a business coach helping companies improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their work teams.
He possesses an MBA in Technology Management, certifications in project and international management. He is a certified Behavior, Motivation, and Acumen Analyst with TTI Success Insights™, and a certified analyst with Crown Ministries and their Career Direct assessments. Ron is currently serving as a Board Member and Chair for FUSION Leaders, a Christian business networking group. Ron ministry outreach includes career coaching for people in job transition and is a founding member and creator of STRIVE (Student Targeted Resources for Insight, Value, and Enrichment) a one-day workshop designed to help High School students identify and pursue careers by helping them with college selection and in enhancing their job search skills.
Successful people ask better questions and, as a result, get better answers. Many accomplished CEOs are infamous for their curiosity and enthusiastic questioning of customers and staffers alike. Asking timely, strategic questions is a conversational skill that makes us better at everything related to life and leadership.