Executive Profiles

Tom Jackson- Chairman/COO/President


Tom is an owner and managing partner of TSG and has been in the automation industry for over 25 years. Specializing as a systems analyst in workflow management his expertise lies in creating efficiencies in workflow processes using a variety of different automation vehicles. As an owner and founder of IBT, a technology company specializing in AIDC offerings, he started a company in a fledgling industry from scratch and drove it to one of the most respected automation companies on the east coast. Tom has a BS in Business Marketing from the University of Maryland.


Russell S. Gardner III – CEO/CMO


Russell is a co-owner in TSG and brings 35 years of experience in sales, marketing, and product development management. Russ successfully co-founded, managed and sold 4 small corporations. Russ also managed three high level corporate mergers, two of which culminated in successful IPOs. Russ has a BS in Business from Cal-State Northridge, a Master’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Phoenix, and completed post graduate work in Market Research at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


Nick Forakis– SVP of IT and Programming


Nick brings over 20 years in the IT field specializing in software development.  He is responsible for the design, development and implementation of organizational information systems, software applications, and IT support and infrastructure systems. He directs and manages IT plans, schedules, policies and programs for an organization’s data processing, network communications, business operations, computer services and management information systems, according to established goals and objectives.  Nick has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the University of Baltimore.