Thomasina Ivy started her career in the corporate world, and was told it would take several years before she’d be considered for an executive position. She rejected that notion, and in 2000 founded TMI Consulting LLC as a one-person firm in Milwaukee.
Since its inception, Ivy has grown the firm into a national consulting organization with 42 employees and a projected $6 million in revenue for 2017.
The company also has offices in Washington, D.C., and in Fairfax, Virginia and currently serves a wide variety of clients in federal, state and local governments, including the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the State of Wisconsin and several commercial companies.
TMI was founded on and remains committed to three basic pillars: its employees, its community and its clients, Ivy said.
Ivy is committed to hiring a diverse workforce, and invests heavily in her and her employees’ education and professional development.
Recently, the company began an internal mentorship program that pairs soon-to-be retirees with new, younger, more tech-savvy employees.
Ivy, a Milwaukee native, has a strong commitment to job creation and opportunities for disadvantaged populations in Milwaukee and throughout the country.
In its first year, TMI Consulting applied for the Historically Underutilized Business Zones program, which helps small businesses in certain urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. The goal of the program is to promote economic development and employment growth in distressed areas.
Under Ivy’s leadership, TMI Consulting has developed programs to train and hire employees from HUB Zones across the country.