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Thomas Faranda is a technology corporation CEO who was named one of the top speakers in America by "Meetings & Conventions Magazine" due to his high-content, humorous programs with global examples, stories, and practical ideas. His programs of "Style & Substance" are exciting. He is an expert in technology to gain competitive advantage and profitable growth. As CEO & CHAIR of Faranda & Associates, Inc., former President of The Hospital Corp of Chicago and the former National Sales Manager of Masonite Corporation, he has the credibility and experience audiences around the world respect and demand in a CEO/Entrepreneur speaker. Mr. Faranda’s clients include INTEL, Motorola, 3M, IBM, GE, and firms from Asia to the Americas. His books include "Uncommon Sense leadership" and "Gaining Competitive Advantage" (due in 2001). Mr. Faranda has a BS in Sales, an MBA in International Business and a Doctorate in Education (abd). ·CEO & Chair – Faranda & Associates, Inc., a holding company composed of 3 hotels, an ATM firm, a software corporation and a global consulting firm. ·Former President – The Hospital Corporation of Chicago. ·Former National Accounts Sales manager – Masonite Corp. ·Former Branch Manager – Hoover Company. Ran $25 mil age 22. Unique Credentials Include: ·Candidate for the United States Senate in 1988 ·CEO & Chair of the Sonoran Symphony Orchestra ·Director & Partner – Oso del Sol Hotel & Golf Resort – Costa Rica ·Director & Partner – three USA hotels based in Salt Lake City, UT Author of books, articles, videos, and cassette programs including: "Gaining Competitive Advantage" "UncommonSense Leadership" "The Faranda Maxims" "UncommonSense Selling" Named by "Meetings & Conventions Magazine" in 1988 as one of the most exciting fourteen speakers in America. Mr. Faranda has been featured with Peter Drucker, Tom Peters, Lester Thurow and many other authors. Global customer base includes: Ford Canada, INTEL, Siemens Germany, 3M Europe, Thermo King Japan, Honeywell Canada, Siemens S. Africa, Pfaff Germany, IB“M Europe. University Adjunct Faculty – University of Minnesota – (1978-1991) Visiting lecturer for Universities in Australia, India, South Africa BS Sales and Marketing MBA International Business Doctorate in Education/abd Pilot Mountain Climber Competitive Cyclist, River Raft & SCUBA certified.
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