Tom was born in Sweden, and immigrated to Canada in 1951, settling in Montreal. He is a graduate of l’Institute de Technologie de Montreal (diploma: Electronic Technology) & Concordia University (Degree: Bachelor of Electrical Engineering). Additional courses taken were Basic Selling Skills, Time Management (both by Xerox), and Basic Negotiating Skills. Tom worked in Montreal for such notable companies as Motorola, General Electric, Bell Canada, before being transferred to Ajax, Ontario. Being fully bilingual, Tom worked for many US based companies as their Canadian Sales rep. He has been in sales for over 35 years.
The last 30 years Tom has run his own successful Sales Consulting business, specializing in helping Small & Medium sized businesses organize their sales staff, and expand their territories. His specialty is sales, with a focus on cold calling, and business communications. Indulging in his passion for corporate training and teaching, Tom not only teaches business courses at community colleges such as Seneca College, Centennial College, and Durham College, but also trains corporations, such as Lenovo Canada (formerly IBM Microcomputer Div), in his Sales & Cold Calling Techniques. In addition to all his training and teaching, Tom enjoys giving seminars on various business topics to organizations and businesses. Tom also mentors & counsels Small Business.