Curriculum Vita

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

T.J. O’Hara is a Strategic Consultant, Author, Speaker, and Media Personality.  He also serves as:

  • Chief Strategic Officer, VerdaSee Solutions, Inc. (advanced RFID/GPS tracking systems)
  • Principal Political Analyst of the Independent Voter Network (IVN)
  • The host of Deconstructed (a show that breaks down current issues and political candidacies with distinguished guests)

Strategic Consulting Services:

  • Private Sector
    • Transformational Change (at the organization and individual levels)
    • Executive  Mentoring
    • Contract Structure and Negotiation
    • Strategic Assessment, Alternative Analysis, and Problem Resolution
    • Strategic Marketing Communications (brand positioning, articulation, and promotion)
  • Public Sector
    • Political consulting for federal and state-level candidates
    • Issues assessment and recommendations

Professional Speaking and Media Appearances:

  • T.J. O’Hara currently accepts speaking engagements and media appearances for both public and private sector clients
    • In both cases, he illuminates the behavioral elements that are necessary to drive change and inspires people and organizations to achieve transformative improvement

Author:

  • The political trilogy:
    • The Left isn’t Right (a satirical assessment of the Democratic National Committee’s Platform)
    • The Right is Wrong (a satirical assessment of the Republican National Committee’s Platform)
    • The National Platform of Common Sense (a satirical platform based upon what might happen if we actually applied the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the other constitutional Amendments)
  • Hundreds of nationally-published articles for IVN, CDN and The Washington Times Communities

2011 – 2012 Independent Candidate for the Office of President of the United States

  • First Presidential candidate endorsed by the Whig Party since the 1850s
  • Winner of the first “Virtual” President of the United States poll (conducted by We Want You)

2008 – 2011 Strategic Consultant, Author, Speaker, and Media Personality (See current descriptions above)

2004 – 2008 Bachrach & Associates, Inc. (Professional development firm in the Financial Services industry)

  • President and Chief Executive Officer

2000 – 2004 SupplyPro, Inc. (Automated inventory control and supply chain management systems – HW / SW / ASP)

  • President and Chief Executive Officer (2003 – 2004)
  • President and Chief Operating Officer (2002 – 2002)
  • Executive Vice President, Sales and Business Development (2001 – 2002)
  • Executive Vice President, Business Development (2000 – 2001)

1999 – 2000 Corporate Express, Inc. (B2B division providing document and print management systems)

  • Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing

1997 – 1999 Moore Corporation Ltd. (Business forms and information management systems including Auto-ID and BPO)

  • Vice President, Marketing / Corporate Strategy – Moore Corporation Ltd.(1999 – 1999)
  • Vice President, Marketing – Moore Document Solutions (1998 – 1999)
  • Vice President, Marketing and Business Development – Moore Labels and Label Systems Division (1997 – 1998)

1996 – 1997 Barcoded Management Systems (BMS), Inc. (Auto-ID systems integration company and Platinum-level VAR)

  • President and Chief Operating Officer (Concurrent with The SPECTRA Group, Inc. – BMS was owned by a SPECTRA Principal)

1990 – 1997 The SPECTRA Group, Inc. (C-level consulting boutique: M&A, strategic planning, and strategic marketing)

  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (1995 – 1997)
  • President and Chief Operating Officer (1990 – 1995)

1981 – 1990 The Reynolds & Reynolds Company (Business forms, document management & distributed print architecture)

  • Vice President, New Development (Acquisition Integration and Advanced R&D) (1987 – 1989)
  • Vice President, Chief Strategic Officer (Acquisition Integration) (1986 – 1987)
  • Vice President, Sales and Marketing – Business Forms and Systems Division(1984 – 1986)
  • Managing Director, Business Forms and Systems Division (1983 – 1984)
  • Assistant to the President / Director – Acquisitions and Divestitures (1982 – 1983)
  • Manager – Manufacturing (1982 – 1982)
  • Supervisor – Inventory Control (1981 – 1982)

1984 – 1989 American Management Association (concurrent with The Reynolds & Reynolds Company)

  • National Lecturer on Financial Analysis

1979 – 1981 Private Law Practice and Of Counsel to Schmieg & Weill (Principally litigation and contract negotiation)

1971 – 1978 Tennis Professional

1971 – 1973 Cincinnati Bell, Inc. (Planning, Transmission Design, Central Office, and PBX/CENTREX Engineering)

BOARD EXPERIENCE

T.J. O’Hara has served on numerous Boards and Committees for corporate, charitable, educational and social organizations in a wide variety of sectors including:

  • Cancer Research
  • Computer Hardware, Software and Application Service Providers (ASP)
  • Consulting Services
  • Financial Services
  • Multi-Media Production
  • Private Club and Resorts
  • Professional Development Services
  • Retail Merchants
  • Systems Integration Services
  • University Advisory Boards (2)

EDUCATION

JURIS DOCTORATE – University of Cincinnati (1978)

Distinctions (partial listing):

  • C. Fleishman Scholarship
  • College of Law Honors Scholarship
  • John P. Rattigan Award (Medical/Legal Jurisprudence)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, Industrial Management – University of Cincinnati (1975)

Distinctions (partial listing):

  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Dean’s List (Industrial Management)
  • Dean’s List (Electrical Engineering)
  • Professional Practice Dean’s List (Electrical Engineering)
  • Beta Gamma Sigma (National Business Honorary)
  • Sigma Iota Epsilon (National Management Honorary)

MOORE EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAM – Northwestern University (1997)

Corporate Program through Kellogg Graduate School of Management

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