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Thomas jay Irby

  • Austin TX
  • 512.293.8709

Chief Executive Officer / Director


 With more than 30 years’ experience as C-level executive, sales producer/manager, entrepreneur, and coach/mentor to numerous business owners, the goal is to make a significant impact on the growth of companies along with increased value for stakeholders.  Exceptional abilities to bring calm, trusting, insightful communication style into virtually any business setting along with best practices to organizational issues, challenges or goals.

Accomplishments / Skills

  • Led the sales efforts for one of the fastest growing PC companies as VP 
  • Facilitated 250+ board meetings with business owners of varying industries, coached and mentored business owners in 2000+ coaching sessions
  • Founded telecom related business and grew over 11 years and successfully sold  
  • Turned around failing semiconductor equipment business to go from $1M to $10M in three year period  
  • Trained in sales process and have practiced as a producer, taught as a coach and led numerous leadership teams in SWOT exercises
  • Purchased court reporting firm in 2007 and successfully sold in 2014 to largest court reporting firm in the world
  • Calming influence under pressure and able to build trust at every level                                       

Work History

Jan 2003Present

TAB Facilitator and Business Coach

The Alternative Board - Austin, TX
  • Coaching and mentoring up to 16 business owners from varying industries
  • Trusting personality with calming influence and structured approach to organizational challenges
  • Facilitated over 250 half-day board meetings with business owners and over 2000 individual coaching sessions
  • Involvement ranges from holding ownership accountable, SWOT analysis with leadership teams, marketing strategy and implementation, sales development and revenue planning, organizational development, leadership development, hire/fire process, exit strategy planning and execution
Nov 2007Dec 2015

President & CEO/Owner

AcuScribe Court Reporters - Austin, TX
  • Set strategy for all aspects of the business such as technology roadmap, website and SEM, and financial objectives, and transitioned to nationwide firm
  • Successful negotiation of sale to Veritext, the largest court reporting firm in the world in late 2014
  • Business Development for client acquisition in Texas, and assisted in the transition of employees and existing clients to Veritext
Jan 2003Jan 2006

COO and Director of Sales

Silicon Services Consortium - Austin, TX
  • Initiated direct USA sales department as a producer for refurbished semiconductor capital equipment, hired and managed key sales position, directed sales and marketing strategy, negotiated rep agreements in EU and Asia, directly responsible for sales growth from $1M to $10M in 3 years
Jan 2002Jan 2003

Director of Sales

Imports by Four Hands - Austin, TX
  • Responsible for recruiting of sales team along with establishing ground floor process which included sales objectives, target market, territory, activity assignments, sales process training and coaching
Jan 1988Dec 1999

CEO / Owner

Austin PayFones - Austin, TX
  • Started this private payphone company as a side job 
  • Quickly grew into seven state multi-million dollar company
  • Negotiated several rounds of funding to satisfy needs for capital equipment
  • Successfully negotiated sale of business in 1999 just prior to wireless technology disrupting this industry
Jan 1983Sep 1992

Vice President of Sales

CompuAdd - Austin, TX
  • 2nd employee at a start-up that grew to $500+ million over nine year period
  • Highlights include: opening first five retail stores, founded the government and education group, set-up international dealer channel, project manager for EU office and business in Bristol England,  Product Manager for peripherals and accessories, defined internal process for obsolete and discontinued inventory that reduced from $12M to $4M



Texas State University - San Marcos, TX

Computer Information Systems