Tommy Runfola is the author of The Way of the Rich, host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show ‘Makin’ It!’ and Co-Founder & President of the TMR Group, Tommy Runfola Personal Development, Wavtext Digital Systems, and passionately led Prep Academy Schools for over a decade. He has bought and sold over $50 million worth of businesses and became a rags-to-riches millionaire in his early 30s.
Tommy was featured on CNN, NBC, FOX TV and in Time Magazine, Judicature, Wall Street Journal, PC Week, the Columbus Dispatch and Small Business News. He has 35 years plus entrepreneurial experience in the technology, education, consumer products and legal support services industry.
He is a leader in adopting and developing cutting edge legal technology and has developed several education apps in addition to being “the Presidents choice” having personally worked with 5 U.S. presidents and Vice Presidents.
Tommy has also handled such clients as Dupont, Exxon, the Jeffrey Weigand Tobacco Whistle Blower Case – which was made into an AWARD-WINNING HOLLYWOOD MOVIE starring Russel Crowe as Jeffrey Weigand, – and the Beverly Hills Supper Club litigation.
He was a former Concert Promoter, has worked in over 40 US States and in over 20 Foreign Countries, and served on the Board of Directors, and was a stockholder and founding member of a Television Network.
His speaking engagements include Auburn University, Penn State University, Ohio State University, Capital University, Kent State University, Ball State University, University of Hawaii, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Nationwide Insurance Company, The American Bar Association, The National Judicial College, 12 State Legislatures and Supreme Courts, The Federal Judicial Center, along with numerous other appearances in the United States, Canada, Russia and the Ukraine.
He received a commendation from the General Assembly of the State of Ohio and the Ohio House of Representatives, he is a Former Board Member of the Board of Directors of Alternate Residences, Inc., an organization which finds housing for the mentally retarded.
Tommy was honored by a special resolution and commendation by the Ohio Legislature for, “Outstanding professional accomplishments and as being one of Ohio’s most dynamic and energetic citizens.” Runfola is a former high school football standout and Golden Gloves boxer. He attended the University of Pittsburgh and received a Bachelors Degree from Trinity College and University.
Runfola was a 2004-05 National Entrepreneur of the year nominee.