For nearly 30 years, Tom Trone was an owner/entrepreneur in business-to-consumer and business-to-business commercial markets. He developed, owned and operated ten businesses in four industries employing nearly 5,000 people. While managing these businesses, he developed and taught entrepreneurship programs at the University of Iowa Venture School. These programs were also adapted for and delivered in Africa and Europe in collaboration with international development agencies and local Universities.

For 17 years, Tom held business development and commercial operations executive roles for a Fortune 100 Company with a focus on sales, marketing, product development, technology integration, change management and international business.

Currently, he devotes his time and efforts to help others identify new business opportunities and/or grow existing businesses as the SCORE Iowa Director and through his consulting firm, TNTrone Associates Principal.