How I can help you

I can help you to identify and capture business opportunities in untapped markets as well as help with business strategy, marketing, operations, leadership, and talent development.

As an owner/entrepreneur in business-to-consumer and business-to-business commercial markets, I have developed, owned and operated ten businesses in four industries. While managing these businesses, I developed and taught entrepreneurship programs at a leading university. These programs were also adapted for and delivered in Africa and Europe in collaboration with international development agencies and local Universities.

Previously, I held a business development and commercial operations executive role for a Fortune 100 Company.

Currently I devote my time and efforts to help others identify business opportunities via SCORE mentorship and at education institutions where I continue to teach.





Areas of Expertise

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Business Operations
  • Human Resources & Internal Communications
  • Technology & IT Services
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience

  • Agriculture, Farming, Fishing & Hunting
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Retail & Wholesale Trade


  • 1973 Graduate of the University of Illinois College of Business 
  • 2002 Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

Thomas Neil Trone

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video