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Tom French

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

At Large Director for DCI Board, Drum Corps International and CEO, SUPPLY CHAIN COACH ®, INC..

At Large Director for DCI Board, Drum Corps International and CEO, SUPPLY CHAIN COACH ®, INC..

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15 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Other Engineering
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Product
  • Industrial Design
I have an idea I'm commited to
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Classroom Teacher
  • • Other Engineering
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
  • • Product
  • • Industrial Design

Involved In

Advisor

Monogram Foods Solutions, LLC
Drum Corps International
Mellano Brothers Inc.
Tonix Team Sportswear
Orchard Supply Hardware
Sto Corporation
California Cut Flowers Commission
Cytosport Corporation

Positions

CEO SUPPLY CHAIN COACH ®, INC. December 2004 - present
At Large Director for DCI Board Drum Corps International March 2013 - present
At Large Director Drum Corps International 2004 - January 2010
Vice President Hub Group, Inc July 2000 - October 2004
VP HA Logistics 1996 - 2000
Owner FGS Corporation 1990 - 1996
Vice President Remtek Corp 1979 - 1990
Regional Manager Deutsch Company 1964 - 1972

Education

University of Northern Colorado Math 1960 - 1965

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Classroom Teacher
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • Industrial Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Transportation
  • • Education
  • • Productivity Tools

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Supply chain • Logistics • Business planning • Supply chain management • Transportation

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

15
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Mazi Ghorbani
We worked together  •  President and CEO, Advance International, Inc. and CEO, Advance International, Inc..
Tom is a true professional with deep knowledge in his field of expertise.
Kevin Murphy
We worked together  •  Director of Operations, Build-A-Bear Workshop. Previously Director of East Coast Operations, Borders Books and Music. The Ohio State grad.
Tom has a track record of building successful businesses, and he is always willing to lend his expertise.
Mike O'Hare, MBA, CSCP
We worked together  •  Director, Contract Manufacturing & Logistics, CytoSport, Inc.. Previously Director, Logistics & Warehousing, CytoSport, Inc..
Tom is a visionary and great communicator. His ability to define the current state and create a vision for the desired future state are impr ... essive. People respond to Tom's analytical approach to problem solving. His mission in life is to help others succeed. In realizing his mission, Tom has enjoyed great business and personal success. He is the embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit and I am proud to vouch for him.
Jeff Berlin
We worked together  •  CFO, E.L. Hollingsworth & Company. Previously COO/General Manager, Owen Tree Service.
He has a very good understanding of the logistics industry and knows how things work.
Rick Valenzuela
We worked together  •  Executive Director, Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps. Previously Development Director, Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps.
Tom's ability to communicate and motivate are outstanding. His continued thinking outside the box seems so effortless by him.
Rick LaGore
We worked together  •  Executive VP / COO, IDS Transportation Services, LLC and EVP / COO, Integrated Distribution Services, Inc..
Tom posses a number of attributes that I see in great entrepreneurs: strong leadership qualities; self-motivated, driven and will work the h ... ours and go the extra mile; not in it just for himself; strong sense of integrity and ethics; problem solver; extremely hard working; and understands the value of a strong peer network.
David Glasgow
They're my friends  •  Executive Director, Bluecoats, Inc.. Previously Member, Board of Directors, Drum Corps International. Michigan State grad.
Tom is great!
Bruce Comer
We worked together  •  Founder & Managing Director, Ocean Park Advisors. Previously Board Member, CaseStack, Inc. Wharton grad. Wharton grad.
Tom has great technical depth in logistics. He is a natural problem-solver. He enjoys and is successful at building high-performing teams.
Jeff Fullmer
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Build-A-Bear Workshop and Managing Director, Build A Bear. Brigham Young grad.
Tom is a vissionary leader in his field and continually looks for opportunities to move processes, products and services forward.
David Dodson
They're my friends  •  Chief Cookie Officer, The Graceful Cookie and Strategic Service Business Consultant, The Cultivation Corps.
Kasey Cronquist
We worked together  •  CEO/Ambassador, California Cut Flower Commission. Previously CEO, Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Tom has the entrepreneur's spirit that is rooted in a foundation of experience and "know how."
Dan Acheson
They're my friends  •  Executive Director/CEO, Drum Corps International, Inc. Previously Executive Director, Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps.
Tom is an expert at developing and writing business plans. But what sets him apart is his mastery at executing business plans to their fulle ... st. He is not just a creative idea guy, he also get's it done, thus making him an "awesome entrepreneur."
Jim Ludwig
We worked together  •  Director of Inbound Logistics, Orchard Supply Hardware.
Tom is an excellent resource in supply chain logistics. Tom has great analytical skill along with great communication skills.
Tina Onderbeke
They're my friends  •  Executive Vice President, Dowd and Guild Inc.. Previously Office Manager/Sales, E.T. Horn Company.
Tom has a tremendous amount of experience in many areas so being an advisor is perfect for him. He loves teaching and mentoring others as w ... ell. I always leave with a few great ideas after spending time with Tom.
JW Koester
We worked together  •  Project Engineer, Lam Research. Previously Tour Director, Santa Clara Vanguard.
His experience in multiple businesses give him a unique perspective on new endeavors

Mike O'Hare, MBA, CSCP
We worked together  •  Director, Contract Manufacturing & Logistics, CytoSport, Inc.. Previously Director, Logistics & Warehousing, CytoSport, Inc..
Mike has the ability to view continuous improvements from a strategic level and the discipline to organize a team for accomplishing the solu ... tions. This entrepreneurial thinking is what every company should be looking for in an individual. I highly recommend Mike.