Jeff joined Core ID Services in November 2015 after serving as CEO of Best Seat Media and brings over 25 years of experience in turn-arounds, acquisition integration and start-ups in the technology and education/training field. As CEO of Knowledge Development Centers Mr. Tuomi recently received two prestigious honors from The American Society for Training and Development as well as The Technology Association of Georgia’s Workplace Learning Society.
Tuomi’s strength in providing and executing strategic direction has provided him with an impressive track record including a difficult turn-around of a large plastics manufacturing business while working for Sam Ayoub, the former CFO of Coca Cola in his private equity firm. The business was very successfully sold to Sonoco’s Baker Products Division in 1998. He also co-founded CapSure, Inc., an unattended data back-up provider that was sold to Tenet Data in 2005 as the keystone in a large market roll-up. Capsure was subsequently morphed into a thriving security company which provides internet based security solutions for guarded/gated communities and large logistics and energy facilities. That business unit of Capsure was sold in March 2014. Tuomi continued to assemble an interesting combination of businesses with core competencies that were involved in similar markets or leveraged one another’s resources. They included an outbound lead generation call center, a boutique medical receivables management company and a specialty dumpster operation that provides recycling services to the roofing industry. The revenue cycle management company was sold in September 2012 and the dumpster company was sold in April of 2014.
In the past Mr. Tuomi was the National Sales Manager of Oracle Corporation’s Education Division and followed that with operating responsibilities for a large tier two Oracle consulting and education firm. In the 1990’s he lived in London, England and directed worldwide marketing and European distribution for a Fortune 500 firm. He also served in various senior executive positions as that company grew from $2.0 Million/year to over $1.0 Billion/year.
While living in the U.K. he completed database management studies at Oxford University and holds a B.S. degree from Georgia Tech. Mr. Tuomi is an honorably discharged Navy Veteran and also a graduate of The U.S. Naval Nuclear Power School as well as The U.S. Naval Submarine School and served on a fast-attack submarine.
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Steven L. Blue is the President & CEO of Miller Ingenuity, an innovative company revolutionizing traditional safety solutions for railway workers. Its products protect assets, preserve the environment, and save lives.
Steve Blue is an internationally-recognized expert on leading change and business transformation, showing companies how to double and even quadruple growth.
Steve regularly contributes to leading media and industry outlets, including FOX, BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, AMA, Europe Business Review, The Adam Carolla Show and The Wall Street Journal. His insights have led many media outlets to refer to him as one of America’s Leading Mid-Market CEOs.
Steve holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York and an MBA from Regis University. Steve’s 7 Values of Ingenuity™ is the preeminent system to exponentially growing a business. His Innovational Potential™ offers a roadmap on how any company can ignite its creativity and innovation capability.
Steve is the author of four highly-acclaimed books that target executives, leaders, entrepreneurs, and anyone seeking to learn the secrets of success in the corporate world. His latest book, Mastering the Art of Success, was co-authored by the legendary Jack Canfield and became a best-seller. American Manufacturing 2.0: What Went Wrong and How to Make It Right, offers an in-depth take on American manufacturing, inspirational success stories, and a guide on how to regain the key position America once held in the manufacturing industry. Steve’s additional books include: The Ten Million Dollar Employee: When Your Most Toxic Liability Meets Your Most Important Customer, and Burnarounds: Unlocking the Double-Digit Profit Code.
Steve serves on a variety of boards in safety, banking, healthcare, and university business schools.
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