We offer a rare breadth of corporate, marketing, sales and operations experience and expertise. 

Tom Stearns
Founder and Principal

Tom has more than 20 experience in sales and marketing in both domestic and international markets, for multinational and start-up companies. Tom started his career in Marketing at CardScan where he worked his way up from Graphic Designer to Director of Marketing.


After being acquired by Newell Rubbermaid in 2005, Tom lead the sales and marketing efforts throughout the world for the CardScan brand.


He later moved to Carbonite where he was Director of Brand Development and Communications. 


As Vice President of Demand Generation and Business Development at The Corporate Marketplace, Tom lead a team of inside sales and field reps as well as the marketing team. This is where his passion for strong marketing and sales alignment exploded.


Tom has consulted to Lenovo, athenahealth, SITA, AT&T, InkHouse, mimio, and BankDot to name a few. He teaches CRM at The Startup Institute. A graduate of Saint Anselm College, Tom holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art, cum laude.

Paul Olean
Senior Advisor

Paul has more than 35 years of experience in marketing, sales, and general management, in both domestic and international markets, for multinational and start-up companies.


Paul started his career in Sales and Marketing at Bose Corporation where he held a number of positions to include Director of North American Sales, Co-Director of Corporate Communications and European General Manager.


He has held positions in startup and venture backed companies where he orchestrated global rapid growth marketing strategies for both long term and acquisition goals. 


He was a Founder and Chairman of the Board for Balefire Labs Inc., an Edtech startup. He has worked as an adjunct professor at the Harvard University Extension School, where he taught marketing in the ALM Masters in Management program.


He serves as a volunteer Mentor with the MIT Venture Mentoring Service.  A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in Public Administration.

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