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ABOUT

Tglobal is a small company with a big heart. The North Dakota-based company was founded by investor and business consultant Tommy Kenville. Its focus lies in aviation, business consulting, warehousing, and rental properties. Tglobal is driven by results and guided by integrity; the company has created value for its clients ever since it was first founded in 2002, and continues to foster economic growth in the great state of North Dakota.

 

The large variety of services offered by Tglobal manifested itself in Tommy's extensive professional experience. He has served several roles throughout an impressive career as businessman, entrepreneur, consultant, investor, fundraiser, and mentor. The common denominator is success achieved in the ability to translate innovative ideas into business opportunities. Skilled in communication and in forming strong alliances, Tommy has raised more than $30 million over the last decade. He also serves as board member for the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation.

AVIATION

Tommy's interest in aviation was formed earlier in his career after spending fifteen years with the University of North Dakota Aerospace Foundation (UNDAF) where he formed strategic alliances and secured major contracts as Vice President of Business Development. The past and present came together when he formed The North Dakota Airspace Integration Team which ensures alignment of UAI concerns across State and Federal programs. Tommy has also founded the Unmanned Applications Institute International (UAI), the first Institute for research, testing and consulting in the emerging unmanned aerial vehicle industry. In addition, he  serves as the CEO of the Midwest Drone Group.

KEY ROLES

CEO • Midwest Drone Group

Founder • UAI International

INNOVATION

In addition to his work with the UAI, Tommy was a founding member of the Great Plains Chapter of AUVSI, a collaborator with the International Aerial Robotics Competition, is a Managing Member of University Hotel Development LLC, and serves as Rainmaker and Vice President of Development through a consulting contract with the Center of Innovation. Tommy is an avid supporter of entrepreneurship and innovation in North Dakota. He actively helps entrepreneurs by mentoring and judging business plans through Innovate ND and Idea Fest in Northwest Minnesota, advocates for entrepreneurship studies at the University of North Dakota, and is also invested in several companies in the region.

KEY ROLES

CEO • Midwest Drone Group

Founder • UAI International

Consultant • Center for Innovation

Chairman • Nordic Waffles

INVESTING

Through his love for entrepreneurship, Tommy has become an active investor in start-up companies in the region. He is currently invested in more than twenty startups and has assisted with the launching of funds in North Dakota and Minnesota. Tommy has  raised over $30 million in equity, debt, and investment over the last decade. He is an active advisor for Dakota Venture Group, the  first completely student-run venture capital organization in the United States, and a chair for the Valley Angel Investment Fund.

KEY ROLES

Chair • Valley Angel Investment Fund

Consultant • Center for Innovation

Advisory Board • Dakota Venture Group

Board of Directors • KeyedIn Solutions

AFFILIATIONS

Tglobal Inc.

5515 University Ave.

Grand Forks, ND 58202

Tommy Kenville

tom@tglobalinc.com

(218) 779-9950

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