Our founding values guide everything that we do
Thom McLeod and Bill Angeloni, Tenzing’s Founders, first met in the late 1990’s while working together at a strategic consulting firm based in Chicago.
In 1998 both Thom and Bill were recruited out from consulting to join a hyper-growth technology startup called ‘FreeMarkets’ (one of the original Reverse Auction software platforms, now owned by SAP Ariba).
After three years as part of the executive team, including an IPO, Thom and Bill decided to join forces and start a business of their own. Rather than just create another traditional consulting firm they saw a need to do something slightly different. This need converged with the rising trend of highly experienced independent experts who were joining the “gig economy.”
Tenzing’s business was born in February 2002 in Bill’s renovated garage in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Over the past two decades, Thom and Bill have formed one of the most highly curated, exclusive networks of Experts in the world.
To align with Thom and Bill’s backgrounds the initial list of experts were focused mainly on Sourcing and Procurement and Supply Chain Management. That has since expanded significantly and now also encompasses Manufacturing, Operations, Business Negotiations and More.
Due to the breadth and depth of our network, the number of engagement types where Tenzing can add value is almost limitless. We even did the calculation and our existing pool of Experts can support over four billion different project combinations.