Tom Gray, CTP (Certified Turnaround Professional)
tgray@ben.edu
Phone: 630-964-5351,  630-267-7193 (cell)
Degree Level/Concentration: MBA (marketing concentration) from Keller;
MA History (of Business) from Loyola of Chicago;
BA History (American) also from Loyola

 

Professional Background:
Tom Gray's expertise is performance assessment and improvement for businesses of all sizes. Whether the task is called due diligence, operations review, business planning or performance improvement, Tom applies a logical methodology to assess the business as it is and then identifies its potential and key projects to bridge that gap. He is also an experienced advisor to owners and managers as they work those projects to implement the plan.

 

In 2000, Tom founded Telecom Expert Group to assess and improve the business prospects of telecom companies. Since then has branched out to provide the same type of analysis and advice to small firms in manufacturing and various service industries.

 

Mr. Gray counsels startups through SCORE, and is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, where he was named a Certified Turnaround Professional in 2008 and co-chairs the Pro Bono committee.

 

He was recently a Director of Warwick Valley Telephone Company (NASDAQ: WWVY) in New York, where he was previously Interim CEO.He was also Interim CEO for Mooney Airplane Company of Kerrville, Texas.

 

Tom's 30 year career as an Ameritech manager provided solid experience in Operations, Strategy, Marketing, Customer Service, and General Management.He was a Vice President in Ameritech International, responsible for acquiring stakes in foreign telephone companies and improving their performance. In this position,
he led operational due diligence teams, developed turnaround business plans, negotiated deals, recruited managers, and led divisions in foreign companies.

 

He teaches in the MBA programs of Benedictine University and Concordia University, where he is also a member of the Advisory Board for the School of Business.

 

Students can reach Mr. Gray at 630-267-7193 and tgray@ben.edu