At entero, we value relationships which is exemplified in our internal hiring process, how we recruit candidates and the clients that we work with. Our business is fast-paced but when you have a long-term approach where relationships and trust are essential you make decisions that are in everyone’s best interest.
Tom Franz grew up in Shoreview, Minnesota. He went to Mounds View High School and after graduation attended Montana State University and the University of Minnesota graduating with a BA in Agricultural Business in 1987. He was highly involved as a leader in campus activities including President of his fraternity as well as Homecoming King. Upon graduation he worked in account management at an Advertising Agency before becoming an ordained minister. From 1988-2003 Tom and his wife Mary worked in the full-time ministry leading healthy, growing ministries in St. Louis, Boston, Amsterdam Holland, Springfield Massachusetts before returning home to Minnesota in 2002.
In 2003, Tom made the decision to pursue other careers. He made a smooth, successful transition as an Executive Recruiter for a global staffing and placement firm before eventually being recruited to work for GSK Pharmaceuticals as an Executive Sales Representative. Tom built strong relationships and was a highly effective product leader in his district as well as a multiple “Spirit Award” winner due to his creative leadership and sales increasing plans.
In July 2006, Tom was recruited by long-time friend and founder of entero Roy Larson to join him in his new business with the goal of being a new breed of staffing and recruiting firm. Tom has exemplified persistence, strong values and relationship-style sales. His approach has effectively branded entero at dozens of clients (small entrepreneurial to Fortune 100) in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul area and has helped entero differentiate itself from other firms in the market and is why entero is the first and often the only call many clients make for hiring resources. They trust entero and appreciate our long term relationship focus and commitment to the highest standards.
Tom and his wife Mary live in Bloomington have been married for more than 25 years and have three children.