O’Malley & Co. is a business development and management company which helps principled American entrepreneurs, organizations, and family businesses realize more of their potential.
Our roots go back to 1988 when TJ (Tom) O’Malley spun off a consultancy business from his former employer in Phoenix, Arizona. The company is currently based in Moscow, Idaho.
We help improve the lives of people we serve
by advising, incubating, and operating
of enduring value.
We are family-owned company,
guided and informed by universal principles
and our Christian faith.
Mackenzie (Mac) Garcia, General Manager
Mackenzie (Mac) Garcia, is a seasoned business veteran with extensive experience as an author, editor, and manager. Currently, she is the general manager for O’Malley & Co. She leads a team of highly talented people operating under universal principles with a passion for developing their respective companies and organizations.
Mackenzie’s young adult life didn’t go according to her plan. Back-to-back fractured hips forced her to abandon her dream of joining the United States Marine Corps. Her recruiting officer said it was clear she had the heart of a Marine, but not the body. Ever the optimist, and knowing that God’s plan is greater than her own, she continued her civil career with work in the restaurant, retail, manufacturing, media, and event planning businesses.
TJ (Tom) O’Malley, Principal Investor
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TJ is a third-generation entrepreneur whose father was a serial entrepreneur before the term came into popular use. Both of his grandfathers owned and operated businesses; one was in manufacturing, the other insurance.
A visionary and strategic thinker who developed his skills and abilities for more than four decades, TJ lives and breathes entrepreneurialism and free markets. He has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of what can and has happened to businesses and organizations throughout various stages of development.
TJ has contributed to the success and growth of a wide variety of companies and organizations. They include small start-ups all the way up to billion dollar corporations and nonprofits during various stages of development. Some of his achievements include:
- Management of companies in the early stages of the development of the fast-food, recreational vehicle, and collectible car industries.
- Negotiated and completed one of the tiniest LBOs on record which allowed him to spin-off a company from his last employer.
- While serving in an outsourced capacity for a newly established mass transit agency, he proposed and spearheaded the development of a guide used by many public-sector professionals for managing governmental contracts, thus reducing time and expenses.
- Through counsel provided to an attorney general, developed an innovative use of the proceeds from a large anti-trust settlement.
- Through counsel provided to an advocacy group, he helped telecommuting (working from home) become popular. Today, people who telecommute are called the remote workforce.
- Through counsel provided to a family owned business, he helped solve its labor shortage through the use of an innovative training program and helped it through a sticking point during the development of its succession plan.
- Through counsel to a wide variety of clients, helped during the development of policies and practices on many topics.
- Along the way, he has helped various clients reduce their legal expenses through the strategic use of legal counsel along with improvements made to policies and practices.
- TJ was one of the first professionals to see the merit in combining strategic and risk management under one profession.
- Along with one of the foremost attorneys on the subject, he was an early advocate for alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration).
- Through various strategic planning assignments, TJ helped shape the vision, mission, and principles upon which the operations of the respective company or organization are based.
- TJ coined the phrase Constitutional Stewardship and is in the early stages of developing an advocacy for this movement.
- Because of the continued degradation of journalism standards, TJ co-founded American Newzine, Inc. and its innovative brand, GetCurrentFast.com, which adopted some of the highest decency standards in the industry and became one of the first national news and information publishers to optimize content for tablet devices. An early adopter of the freemium business model for news content, its readership growth did not achieve sustainability so publication suspended publication of new content.
- Drawing on his extensive first-hand experience, TJ developed an innovative Game Plan (Strategic Plan) format that is easy to understand and use, and in some cases is only a few pages.
- TJ created the concept of Entrepreneurial Leadership Areas (ELAs) of which there are 10. These are the essential functions every business and organization must perform well in order to realize full potential. His Game Plan format includes them.
Currently, TJ is an investor in a variety of businesses including a suite of internet properties each of which has a noble cause. He also writes and ghost writes on business, family business, leadership, politics, and religion.
TJ’s personal priorities are his faith, family, country, and community. His wife and dearest friend is a member of the third-generation team leading her family’s large international manufacturing business. Naturally, this makes for lively dinner conversations if not passionate discussions. His four children and grandchildren are also a special source of joy and inspiration to him.
Throughout his career, TJ has studied the best practices of people he calls legendary leaders. A partial list is available on the O’Malley & Co. website under the headline, Legendary Leaders, O’Malley’s A-List. The article is updated from time to time.