Successful serial entrepreneur, CEO, Relationship Marketing Expert
Tom Gay is a founder of inTHETRIBE.io and a life-long serial entrepreneur focused on bringing IT solutions to complex business and marketing problems. Tom’s career includes having started seven companies, taking one public, and he’s the recipient of numerous awards for innovation and leadership.
Tom’s most recent success, an exciting technology firm called inTHETRIBE.io focused on bringing relationships and collaboration back into business connections, to help professionals break through the digital noise that inundates us and creates collaborative, conscious, and reliable connections and growth. With the growth of social media and marketing noise, people have erected barriers to protect themselves, and inTHETRIBE.io creates an innovative and effective way to bring together people who want to work together and achieve mutually beneficial results.
In his career, 5 of Tom’s firms have focused on teaching marketers and sales professionals how to build communities of trusted referral partners and active referring relationships. During this worldwide journey, he has trained thousands of professionals across many industries, and delivered coaching, online courses, and been an author, keynote speaker, and trainer for numerous trade and industry organizations.
In 2001, Tom and his wife, Patti, moved to South Africa and started a non-profit ministry organization, Monte Christo Ministries (MCM), focused on helping people in institutional poverty. The goals at the start of MCM were to use his relationship training background to create a self-sustaining organization led by people from the local community who would be instrumental in changing their futures. Today, MCM has achieved sustainability, celebrates its 20th anniversary, and feeds thousands of children daily, bringing together organizations, churches, and universities worldwide, to help relieve the burdens of poverty, family breakdown, and HIV/AIDS in the Cape Town area.
Tom has served on numerous corporate and community boards and is a frequently sought speaker on referral and relationship marketing success, leadership development, and building socially responsible businesses.