Tom Brewer has a gift for identifying talented team members, developing them into outstanding leaders and leading ordinary people to do extraordinary things. With a variety of senior executive positions, Tom's background is in marketing and sales. He uses his abilities and experiences to coach other executives in driving positive and healthy change in their organizations.
Prior to joining the Building Champions team in 2016, Tom held a variety of senior executive positions with Ford Motor Company, including key international roles. His experience encompasses: Director of Sales, Marketing and Service, Ford of Brazil; National General Marketing Manager of Lincoln Mercury; President of Ford Operations, Thailand; Vice President Marketing, Sales and Service with Ford Asia, Pacific & Africa, and most recently, General Manager for Ford Motor Company in the Western United States (WMA). The WMA was consistently the #1 performing market and contributed profits of over $1 billion on a net revenue of nearly $10 billion with approximately 700,000 retail and fleet vehicle sales annually. He was responsible for 165 employees and 450 dealerships.
Through his long and successful global career, he gained expertise in the following areas: P&L Leadership, Business Turnaround, Strategic Vision/Tactical Implementation, Global Business Management, Operational Excellence, and Revenue Growth and Management.
His compassionate leadership drives change through team-building, partnership development, strong business acumen, process improvement, discipline follow-up, and ultra-competitiveness. His offering is a highly customized "concierge" relationship of mentoring and experience – think "Independent Board Member" who is willing to give the tough message and provide genuine advice based on life experience. His clients will be able to talk to him in confidence with trust and authenticity in knowing he is not a stakeholder or paymaster.
Tom serves as Vice Chair for the Board of Directors of the Orange County Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (GRIP) where he has been a mentor for four years. Additionally, he serves on an Advisory board with AutoWurld Inc. which is a division of MyWurld Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Florida and a Corporate Business Marketing Diploma from Duke Fuqua School of Business. Tom is a licensed pilot who enjoys golf, tennis, running, and spending time with his wife, Lynda, and three sons.