Ph.D. in Business Administration with Marketing and Organization Development focus from University of Colorado at Boulder
MBA with Information Systems focus from University of Colorado at Denver
M.S. in Operations Research from Stanford University
B.S. in Mathematics with Finance and Statistics minors from Western Illinois University
Theresa works relentlessly for the underprivileged. For her efforts to help women be competitive in worldwide trade and to raise international educational funds, she received the Spirit Award of BPW/Colorado and the National Issues Management Award of BPW/USA. For raising the Colorado BPW Foundation $300,000 endowment to help women attain economic self-sufficiency through education, she received the BPW Visionary Award. She received the Rotarian of Year and Quiet Hero Awards from Boulder Rotary Club for “Service Above Self.” She is a member of the prestigious International Women’s Forum.
Expertise: • Experienced Entrepreneur whose Company Sold for over $40M • Worldwide Strategic Marketing, Sales, and Entrepreneurship Guru • Strategic Planning / Execution and Organization Development Expert • Economic Development Specialist in Business Incubation • Award-winning Speaker, Leadership Development Consultant, and Author • Catalyst for Building More Prosperous, Meaningful Organizations and Lives
Mission and vision. Dr. Theresa M. Szczurek, CEO of Technology and Management Solutions, LLC, helps ventures and leaders grow to new heights. Working over the last 25 years with established and emerging firms, government entities, and non-profit organizations in strategic planning/execution, worldwide market, sales force, and economic development, and organization/leadership development, she generates triple bottom-line results. As a management consultant and process facilitator, she uses her skills in growing organizations to help clients build revenues, transform customers into loyal champions, and build a passionate workforce. For example, one client increased revenues by 2800% in five years.
Proven entrepreneur helping others thrive. A successful entrepreneur, she co-founded, built, and then sold Radish Communications Systems for over $40 million, a company that increased the efficiency and value of telephone computer transactions. For five consequent years, she was in Denver Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Tech and Telecom. She has helped guide economic development and entrepreneurship through business incubation. For her passionate work to help entrepreneurs, she received the Colorado Technology Incubator (now known as CTEK) Model of Excellence and Board Member Service Awards. Szczurek is a Gazelles International Business Coaching Associate® helping firms with "Mastering the Rockefeller Habits,” a reseller of the Objective Management Group's sales assessments, and a member of the Institute of Management Consultants.
International expert. As a public speaker and seminar leader, she has reached hundreds of thousands of people. Based on extensive original research, her newest book, Pursuit of Passionate Purpose (Wiley), is an Amazon #4 business bestseller. Recognized internationally as a guru in entrepreneurship and business incubation, she co-authored Financing High Technology Ventures with executives from the Polish Chamber of Commerce. Her first book is Champions of Technological Change: How Organizations Successfully Implement New Technology. An awarded professional, she was selected Woman of the Year by the Business and Professional Women (BPW), YWCA Woman of Achievement, “Woman Who Lights Up the Community” by Boulder Chamber of Commerce, and Denver Business Journal’s “Real Women, Real Business” winner.
Solid technical foundation. She began her career with eight years at Bell Telephone Laboratories and AT&T International, first designing and greatly improving performance of business information systems and then producing large-scale revenue growth by managing their delivery into world markets.
Media exposure. She or her firms have done hundreds of media appearances including ABC World News This Morning, Fox News, NBC, Bloomberg Radio, NPR, Fortune, Investors Business Weekly, New York Times, San Jose Mercury News, Denver Business Journal, PC Week, and many others.
More information is available at wwwTMSworld.com, www.PursuitofPassionatePurpose.com, and www.RadishSprouts.typepad.com. Follow her on Twitter @TheresaSzczurek