Our Team

Jim Thornton

Jim Thornton

Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Results Unlimited

Speaker, trainer, business consultant and entrepreneur are all roles Jim has demonstrated success in. His responsibilities encompassed:

  • Business development
  • National accounts
  • Operations
  • Program facilitation

Jim founded Results Unlimited, Inc. after 13 years of sales success with NCR Corporation, Johnson and Johnson, and Norrell Corporation. His vision is to help sales organizations become more effective in both tactical and strategic selling situations. Throughout his career he’s been a top performer by designing solutions that created unique value and measurable results.

Jim is a graduate of Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado with a major in both Business Administration and Marketing. He has personally trained over 14,000 people throughout the United States, Great Britain, Canada and Australia. He resides in Denver, Colorado and is very active in church and community affairs.

 

 Bob Soderlind

Bob Soderlind

Vice President of Sales

Passion in what you do is the key to Excellence. That is what drives Bob Soderlind to share his knowledge and experience in helping people excel in their career. He has enjoyed over 20 years of sales and management success that has created value with known firms like Norrell Services, Staffmark and Kelly Services. Throughout his business career Bob has proven to be highly skilled in identifying needs, conducting analyses, and implementing customized solutions in the:

  • Call Center Industry
  • Staffing Industry
  • Government Sector
  • Retail Industry

The Results have been positive and Unlimited! He has always met his goals by establishing a high standard of performance. Which is why he feels that it is critical to continue to develop individuals; maximizing their true potential. But also never losing site of the fact that each one of us has a unique style, and that what is needed is to complement and develop that individual style – not replace it.

Bob is a graduate of Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois, with a major in Business Administration.

 

Gary Connor

Gary Conner

Vice President of Sales

A graduate of the University of Delaware, Gary has over 25 years experience in sales and sales management training. He has developed over 125 training programs and has personally trained over 5,000 people. His career spans three Fortune 500 companies with his last position as Director of Sales Training for Pitney Bowes. He is a renowned curriculum designer and the author of the popular works:

  • Buyer’s Side Selling
  • Instant Sales Meetings (Fenman Ltd.)
  • Sales Games and Activities for Trainers (McGraw Hill), now in its third printing.

Gary is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Tom Cooke

Tom Cooke

President of Learning Outsource Group

Learning Outsource Group of Orlando, Florida is a strategic affiliate with Results Unlimited, Inc.

Tom spent 13 years with Lanier Worldwide, Inc., a global provider of office equipment and document outsourcing services where he became the 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 resides with his family in Ormond Beach, Florida and helps in marketing, sales and curriculum design.


 

Tom Thornton

CEO of Results Unlimited

Tom has extensive experience in operations, finance and sales. His expertise in providing the visions, strategies, technologies and actions required to build strong management teams are noted nationally. Tom has extensive experience in:

  • Organizational development
  • Business start-up and turn-around
  • Change management
  • Enterprise planning
  • Acquisitions, mergers
  • Joint ventures and the development of strategic alliances

Tom is a Certified Public Accountant and a noted public speaker. He resides in Portland, Oregon.

Kim D. Ward

Senior Consultant / Facilitator

Kim is based in Orlando, Florida. He has been involved in the training and consulting industry in a variety of capacities since 1990. His expertise encompasses:

  • Training needs analysis and assessment
  • Business / process re-organization
  • Curriculum development
  • Video script development and video talent
  • Keynote speaking, and training / facilitating

Since 1993, Kim has delivered seminars throughout the United States and Canada to over 20,000 participants. His professional presence and ability to engage his audience has earned him an excellent reputation in a variety of industries including communications, technology and e-commerce, automotive, office automation and distribution.

Kim has over 20 years of sales, management, and executive leadership experience. He is a member of numerous civic and professional organizations and resides with his family in Longwood, Florida.