All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
With a strong background in business, Congress and the Security and Agile technology community our advisors consult with and guide senior management in a myriad of fields and on a wide range of topics.
Our services have broadened over the years to include: Media & Entertainment, HealthCare, Advisor and board services, Venture Capital, Agile and Professional Services.
TOR LLC focuses on security, privacy, and technological risk considerations of business management. We provide coaching and training to executives on a range of business frameworks. We assist in finding and training the right people with the right skills for each assignment.
We provide best practices research and facilitate peer-to-peer dialogue between industry and government.
Our services are available to corporations and executives who are members of the Firm's executive Roundtable.
Our experience is at the intersection of business, policy, and the security technologies community.
TOR LLC is a global research, executive search, consulting, training and technology firm helping executives to better serve their customers and teams. We provide strategic guidance, actionable insights, web-based software solutions, and comprehensive implementation and management services.
We combine the analytical, managerial, and technological expertise needed by our member organizations and independent clients.
Management Consulting: We offer a wide range of consulting, research and assessment services tailored to the needs of your company.
Research: We provide industry- leading research to our member companies.
Retained Executive Search: Finding the right person with a unique skill set to enhance your Board or Team is our specialty.
Coaching: Our coaches embed with member companies to provide day-to-day guidance in areas of concern including transition management; Agile; Scrum.
Training: We provide in-house and independent training to select companies on a range of topics including: Leadership; Security; Forensic Computing; Agile; Scrum; and dispute resolution.
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The founder Donna Farmer has held leadership positions in a wide variety of industries ranging from Congress, to banking, to high-tech non-profits and has a strong record of success in growing strong organizations that nurture innovation and outreach.
Most recently, Donna was the CEO TOR LLC, a strategic direction consultancy that she founded in 2002. Prior to that position, Donna was the Managing Director of the Scrum Alliance. She has served as Director, Global Networks, of the Association for Competitive Technology, where she built a global network of regional advisors—senior technology company executives who are experts about the overall high-tech arena. Before joining ACT, Donna was Executive Director of Vivit (2007 – 2009), the endorsed users’ group for Hewlett-Packard’s software products, where she led advocacy, communication, and education for the customer community.
Prior to those positions, Donna served as CEO of the Smart Card Alliance, the industry group of 185 leading companies in banking, financial services, communications, entertainment, and healthcare that was created when she merged the Smart Card Forum (for which she had been CEO since 1998) with the Smart Card Industry Association. Before that, she served as Vice President of Strategic Business Development at CertCo, a firm engaged in risk management and security solutions and a spin out of Bankers Trust.
Donna has experience with the US government as well. She served for two years as counsel to the Subcommittee on Technology of the Science Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she was responsible for information technology-related issues. She holds a J.D. from New York Law and a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University. She is a member of the New York, Washington, DC, and Florida bars. When required by the position she has been granted and held Top Secret security clearance.