Thomas Cooke

Thomas Cooke

Thomas Cooke is the Managing Principal of Print Management Solutions Group and the Founder and President of Learning Outsource Group.  As a nationally recognized speaker and facilitator, he has been a featured speaker at numerous office imaging industry conferences for a variety of organizations and OEM’s. He has authored or co-authored various training programs including Selling Managed Print Services and Sales Management Leadership in the 21st Century.  Thousands of executives, managers and sales professionals have participated in programs he has created or facilitated since 1992.  He is highly respected as an industry authority in Sales Education and Sales Management Leadership Development.

Before entering the training profession, Tom also spent 13 years with Ricoh Business Solutions, formerly Lanier Worldwide. As an Account Executive, he won the Chairman’s Council Award for sales excellence.  He then held positions as a Regional Sales Trainer, Branch Sales Manager, and was twice awarded District Manager of the Year for assignments in Milwaukee and Chicago.  In 1990, he was awarded the prestigious Manager of the Year Award for responsibilities as Vice President, Midwest Region Manager based in Chicago.  He was then promoted to the company’s Intercontinental Division as Managing Director of Lanier Pacific Pty. Ltd. based in Sydney, Australia.

Tom has a Bachelors Degree from Ohio University in Economics and completed post-graduate studies at Georgia State University.  He serves on the Ohio University College of Business Professional Sales Advisory Board, and is currently involved with several major universities conducting research and publications on Sales Management Effectiveness.  He is also a member of ASTD and numerous other civic and professional organizations.  He resides in Ormond Beach, Florida.