Tom Conroy

Tom Conroy is an experienced businessman and entrepreneur. Over 30 years in the corporate world for US, Canadian, Norwegian and Swedish companies he defined positions ranging from customer service to direct sales to sales management and corporate officer. Conroy combines this experience with his engineering background and MBA in his entrepreneurial activities operating a specialty chemical company and a business advisory practice helping companies reach their maximum profit potential.

As lead Small Business Counselor for the Small Business Center at Central Piedmont Community College Tom has coached and mentored hundreds of business owners. He is actively involved in community initiatives helping businesses get started and prosper such as: Charlotte Center City Partners City Market Business Incubators Working Group, Federal Reserve Bank, Minority and Women Owned Small Business Forum, Five Ventures® Business Competition.

Professional Degrees/Designations:

  • BS Environmental Engineering
  • MBA
  • Kauffman Foundation Certified Trainer
  • Getting to the CORE of Business Certified Trainer
  • Accredited Associate, Institute for Independent Business

Primary Areas of Interest:

  • Strategic planning
  • Increasing profitability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business startup
  • Business consulting

Previous Appointments:

  • Founder, President, tec Strategic Partner
  • CEO, Chenango Ventures, Inc.
  • Vice President, Kvaerner Hymac & Kvaerner Pulping


  • CPCC Small Business Center
  • tec Strategic Partner
  • CPCC Small Business Center Advisory Committee

Courses and Seminars Instructed:

  • SBX 7487 MicroMasters in Entrepreneurship
  • SBX 8119 MicroMasters in Strategic Innovation
  • SBX 8047 The DNA of an Entrepreneur: Entrepreneurship Skill and Competency Assessment