Founder at Make Me Modern Inc.
- Knoxville, Tennessee Area
- Information Technology and Services
Thomas Truett's Overview
- Founder at Make Me Modern Inc.
- Legal Clerk at Stokes, Williams, Sharp & Davies
- Freelance Website Developer at Independent Contractor
- Founder at Volunteer Boat Rentals LLC
- Founder at Volunteer Jet Ski Rentals LLC
- Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee
- Farragut High School
Thomas Truett's Summary
I am a multi-talented twenty-two year old with significant and meaningful work experience relative to my age. I have experience working as an employee, a manager, and as a business owner and I am quickly learning all facets of business from crisis-management all the way down to keeping ink in the printer.
I spend my time completing my college education while still focusing on current and future business development. I will be a graduate of the University of Tennessee – Knoxville in 2015.
Relevant Skills: Leadership, Business Acumen, Business Management, Crisis Management, Customer Acquisition, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Small Business Accounting and Finance, Small Business Ownership, Creative Marketing Strategies, Sales, Negotiation, Public Speaking, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, HTML, CSS
Thomas Truett's Experience
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
January 2014 – Present (10 months) Knoxville, Tennessee Area
As a web development company, Make Me Modern can connect you with your customers like never before. Offering low-cost development and sleek design, we propel your business to the next level.
Our team is passionate about altering the way that websites of the future are designed and redesigned. We're working on a project that we believe will do just that. Stay tuned - TryBreeze.com.
Stokes, Williams, Sharp & Davies
January 2013 – September 2014 (1 year 9 months) Knoxville, TN
The twenty-one months I spent at Stokes Williams thoroughly prepared me for my future ventures. The complex experience I gained by working within a large organization surrounded by highly-trained professionals is invaluable.
My responsibilities expanded daily and my undertakings grew more immense as I worked alongside dozens of people in law firms and courthouses throughout East Tennessee. I also managed in-house technology purchasing, installation, and support as well as business marketing and analytics.
Freelance Website Developer
August 2008 – April 2014 (5 years 9 months) Knoxville, Tennessee Area
My fascination with technology evolved to a passion for website development when I was fifteen years old. Throughout high school and college I amassed the experience and aptitude needed to build high-functioning and cost-effective websites. In 2014, I decided to expand my services by founding my third business, Make Me Modern Inc.
Volunteer Boat Rentals LLC
January 2012 – January 2013 (1 year 1 month) Knoxville, TN
After a year of operating Volunteer Jet Ski Rentals LLC and listening to customer input, I decided that a boat rental company would be more appealing to Knoxville's family-oriented tourism market. Volunteer Boat Rentals LLC was Knoxville's premier boat rental company located on the beautiful waters of the Tennessee River.
Volunteer Jet Ski Rentals LLC
January 2011 – May 2012 (1 year 5 months) Knoxville, TN
In 2010, I discovered a gap in Knoxville's tourism industry. A year of planning and raising capital led to the founding of my first company during my senior year of high school. Volunteer Jet Ski Rentals provided an exhilarating experience for its customers on the scenic waters of the Tennessee River in Knoxville, TN.
Thomas Truett's Organizations
Kappa Alpha Order
- 2012 to Present
Thomas Truett's Skills & Expertise
- Small Business Management
- Marina Management
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Small Business
- Customer Retention
- Crisis Management
- Social Media Marketing
- Customer Service
- Marketing Strategy
- Public Speaking
- Social Networking
- Web Design
- Business Development
- Windows 95
- Sleep Deprivation
Thomas Truett's Education
Bachelor of Science, Business Management and Entrepreneurship
2011 – 2015 (expected)
Farragut High School
2007 – 2011
Thomas Truett's Additional Information
entrepreneurship, startups, innovation, programming, technology, travel, adventure, outdoors
- Groups and Associations:
Entrepreneurs of Knoxville, The Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization
Contact Thomas for:
- career opportunities
- consulting offers
- new ventures
- job inquiries
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