AKA: “Thor’s Hammer,” “Boston Toby,” “Polar Force”
Toby LaVigne's against the grain journey is a powerful example. He is a born fighter with the passion, discipline, and vision to transcend the unsustainable management practices of the industrial era. His fierce commitment to uncovering a better way lead to an impossibly long list of adventures, experiments, successes and failures. Four decades later, Toby has uncovered the art and science of true prosperity and freedom that he calls the NEXT American Dream.
Some of Toby's Professional Experience:
Toby LaVigne is a been-there, done-that entrepreneur/CEO who not only understands, but has experienced, first hand, the unique challenges and issues you face as a CEO/owner/leader of your business -- whether they be ownership structure, strategy, marketing, finance, raising capital, deploying technology as a business strategy or exiting or transitioning the business.
Toby is a well-rounded go-to advisor, willing to roll up his sleeves to seize opportunities and solve problems. With Toby, you expand the capabilities of your team and business by a factor of 3 times or more.
Positive, creative, can do problem solver, smart, ethical++, great to work with/for!!! If you want to grow your business more effectively, Toby is your guy. - John Colosimo, Principal, Focus Point
“Toby was always my favorite meeting to have because of his enthusiasm for everything we would work on, his ability to work with business partners to help solve problems specific to his company, and his dynamic personality which led us to become great friends outside of the workplace. Toby is a great leader and someone I have always gone to when I needed help solving a problem.” - Dave Jenkins, CEO, Conversion Associates
“I am a fellow member of the Young Presidents Organization with Toby. I found Toby to be one of those rare individuals who will actually execute a vision rather than just talk about it. I've seen him do things that take great personal courage and when he decides to get something done it happens and happens well.” - Michael LaBrie, Owner, Compass Point Retirement Planning, Inc
“Toby LaVigne is one of the most insightful guys in business today. His energy level and unique perspective is refreshing and inspiring.” - Jack Bailey, President & CEO, IDC-USA
20+ years experience as CEO
20 year member of the Young President’s Organization including 9 years of chapter and board leadership. As well as champion of numerous events.
2-time YPO International Best of the Best award winner for Service Excellence Seminars
A brief experiment with Vistage
10+ years with the Strategic Coach program
MBA from Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Business
Stanford Executive MBA
Active angel investor
Raised over $20 million in venture capital
Negotiated multi million dollar financing, multiple times
Operations - has had and managed 100+ employee payrolls as well as 24/7/365 manufacturing operation
Multiple patent holder
Creator of a number of unique sales processes
Author of two books; "Remarkable" and "18"
Founder of HubCast.com (acquired by Mimeo.com 2016)
Founder of The Vaikido Hero Unschool
Some of Toby's personal active interests;
Nutrition and fitness
Dormant, but not forgotten;
Commercial fishing: Bluefin tuna, Cod, Lobster