Tom von Metzger is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California and has over 20 years experience working with Start-Up companies. He is currently a Talent Booking Agent & Owner of Best Speaker Consultants, LLC (BSC), a full-service consultancy agency with access to the world’s BEST SPEAKERS for lecture-series conferences. In addition to its U.S. and international booking business, BSC's specialized focus of expertise is in supporting Central and Latin American companies and conference organizers by navigating the often complicated process of finding the perfect Speakers for their lecture-series events.
In addition, Tom is also the Founder & Owner of Island Consulting Group, LLC (ICG). Through ICG he applies his expertise in building sustainable high-performing sales, customer service and quality assurance accountability-based, extreme leadership and self-directed teams for Start-Up enterprises. Most recently he has taken a role within Wind2share, Inc. (w2s) as a Co-Creator & Partner, Positive Attitude Influencer working alongside the team to further grow the mission and objectives of the company.
Tom is a highly adaptable contributor with exceptional skills in consultative and transactional sales, creating world famous customer service delivery and operations management excellence. He is a results-oriented team builder with major strengths in taking Start-Ups from the proverbial “cocktail napkin” conception to actuality to IPO. His focus and strengths are in the areas of client retention, new client acquisition, process improvement and organizational development.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela from immigrant parents from Zagreb, Croatia and Apeldoorn, Holland, Tom was raised from the age of 10 in Santa Barbara, California. He is Spanish/English bilingual and bicultural; embraces a positive attitude in everything he does; is fanatically enthusiastic about life; a dedicated inspirational team member and a motivated self-starter.