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Why Work With Us

Mr. Browne has helped CEOs, VC’s, and Boards of Directors position their organizations for success for over two decades! We uniquely offer you:

Focus
While others flounder trying to figure out next steps, we are skilled and experienced at identifying priorities and then acting on them to make them happen!

Coach
No matter our role – consultant, interim CEO, or mentor – we are your partner or “coach” in attaining breakthrough results.

Objectives
We work with you to make sure you plan, execute and attain your objectives. Our broad background and scope of experience enables us to bring a needed perspective to growth, start-up or turnaround situations.


Thomas C. Browne
President, GrowthUS Associates, LLC
“Technology businesses are not only NOT for the weak of stomach, they’re also not for those who would “go it alone.”

I’ve been helped tremendously by turning to people with complementary skills, impartial outlooks, and informed judgment in order to achieve success. I’m a big believer in forming ad hoc teams to achieve challenging goals in a defined timeframe.”

The team listed below has worked with me on multiple occasions or for extended periods through multiple challenges and we can collaborate to help you!”

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Work History
INTERSENSE INC., CEO and President
Revitalized venture-funded company and achieved liquidity for investors.

GOLD WIRE TECHNOLOGY, INC., CEO and President
Led accelerated growth by identifying critical needs to establish market alignment and stabilize product development.

NAVIPATH, INC., CEO and President
Retained to build a next-generation Internet access network business across North America. Grew from 12 to 285 employees and went from zero to $50M revenue run rate in 15 mos.

BBN CORPORATION, SENIOR VP AND GM
Turned around mature organization by leading implementation of corporate defense commercialization initiatives. Built profitable $100M+ business.

VICE PRESIDENT, SONY ELECTRONICS, INC.
Provided P&L leadership roles emphasizing business transformation and technology commercialization (VP, Conference and Satellite Systems; VP, Strategic Development; VP, Corporate and Government Marketing) Grew corporate account revenue 40% to $100M+ in a recessionary year; nearly doubled sales productivity and grew gross profit margin two points in a mature business.

LT. COMMANDER, NAVAL AVIATOR, EXEC OFFICER, UNITED STATES NAVY
Aircraft Commander with extensive international flight experience and operational tours in Southeast Asia and Europe. Awarded Air Medal and Navy Achievement Medal.

Experienced Business Innovator
Chief Executive Officer and President of five venture companies growing to almost 300 employees and $50M revenue run rate.
Multinational public corporation P&L executive with over $100M in revenue and up to 500 employees.
Proven ability to rapidly transform and commercialize technology enabled businesses in rapidly-changing environments across multiple industries
Strategic architect establishing relevant value propositions for growth and exit – revamping products, focusing development, scaling production and optimizing sales channels to propel shareholder value.
Leverages extensive leadership experience coupled with technical expertise in helping multi-disciplinary teams to overcome serious business challenges and achieve breakthrough results.
Successfully sold three companies.
Education
MSA, Management Science and Operations Research
The George Washington University, Washington, DC

BS, Physics
The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

To download Mr. Browne’s full resume, Click Here

Endorsements
Turn-around scenarios
“My experience working with TC in a turn-around scenario was a lesson in strategic thinking and focused tactical execution.” – VP Sales

High growth tech companies
“He is a technology veteran, who knows how to grow companies, address markets, and allocate resources to gain market share. I would work with or for TC again in the future.” –CFO

Building teams
“TC knows how to get the most out of every person in the company by keeping his finger on the pulse and motivating them to overachieve. Fiscally responsible, culturally astute, and a passionate leader wrapped up in a calming presence, he commands the respect of his shareholders, his customers, and his people.” –VP Sales

Board approval
“TC is engaged, energetic and focused on success.” – Board member

“T.C. is great CEO who has great has a rare ability to bring together teams of people for well-balanced collaborative strategy development. His background as a military pilot has left him with an amazing ability to remain calm in the face of crises and work with his team to find the best solutions. He was a wonderful mentor and I thoroughly enjoyed my five years learning from him.”
-CTO/Founder


Professional Associates


Peter Simon
Founder and President - Simon Management Group
Prior to founding Simon Management Group in 1989, Peter worked for more than ten years as a senior manager and consultant for technology-based companies.

At Bain and Company, in Boston and London, Peter worked as a consultant and manager on both strategy and implementation projects. Peter served as General Manager of Business Applications at Lotus Development Corporation and as Vice President of Marketing at Banyan Systems. He currently serves on the board of Barrett Technology, a robotics company.

Education
Stanford University, MBA
Brown University, BS Mech E.
Click here to learn more about Simon Management Group.


Steve Goldstein
Managing Partner
Steve’s passion is helping companies grow. For over 20 years, he’s worked with the leaders of Global 1000 and start-up companies to turn sea changes in business, technology, and society into game-changing growth. He’s collaborated with the CEO’s of venture-funded software companies in markets ranging from enterprise security to flight simulation to Web 2.0 tools in developing strategies that led to liquidity events.

Before starting Growth Advisors, Steve was a partner at leading consulting firms, ran a $30 million P&L and taught at a major Boston business school.

Education
Boston University, MBA
Tufts University, BS Chem E.

Click here to visit his extensive Business Library.


Sharen Santoski
Consultant and Partner, 33 Marketing
Click here to learn more about 33Marketing or contact Sharen directly at: Sharen@33Marketing.net.
Sharen is a public relations, communications and marketing professional with over 16 years of experience, focused on supporting high-tech, B2B and consumer-tech brands. She helps businesses of all sizes — including start-ups — get on the radar through strategic counsel and top-notch tactical execution. Whether working independently or with her 33Marketing partners in the U.K., Sharen partners closely with clients to ensure a tailor-made approach and measurable results.

Previously, Sharen worked for high-tech PR firms including Weber Shandwick and Citigate Cunningham and ran global technology communications for Motorola’s Mobile Devices business for six years, creating programs to help grow marketshare, revitalize the brand, and move into new markets successfully.


Dianne Pierce Repp
President, Pierce Consulting, Inc.
dpierce@dpierceconsulting.com
Ph 301–371–8800
With fourteen years serving satisfied clients, Dianne is an expert in Federal contract consulting with an emphasis on GSA Schedule pre- and post-award services. Let Dianne help you open the faucet on Federal sales!

Jay Borden
Principal, Decisive Directions
Accomplished IT-strategist skilled in aligning business and technology whether as a Big Four consultant or corporate executive. Strong relationship builder with a proven track record leading multi-disciplinary domestic and international project teams to turn around businesses, improve processes and manage risk.