In this week’s podcast,  Happy Marketer Connection gets gritty with the help of Tom Deierlein, Co-Founder and CEO of Thundercat Technology and TD Foundation. 

Tom Deierlein, the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ThunderCat Technology and the TD Foundation, joins Happy Marketer Connection to discuss “Grit.” Hear why grit is the most important success factor and how to train yourself to have more, why you need to be setting SMART goals, leading during times of crisis, and how Tom survived and thrived after receiving a Purple Heart in the Army.

About the Happy Marketer Connection Podcast


Tom Deierlein, Thundercat Technology
Tom Deierlein, Co-Founder and CEO, Thundercat Technology and TD Foundation

Tom has a strong lineup of demonstrated leadership in both large and small organizations ranging from the US Army to Media and Tech Companies. He founded the TD foundation in 2006 after being deployed in Iraq to help needy families and children both nationally and internationally with their most basic living needs including medical care. In 2008, he founded ThunderCat Technology, a systems integrator that brings an innovative approach to solving customer problems in and around the datacenter by providing strategies for Data Storage, Networking, Security, and Applications.

Host: Sue Frech, Founder and CEO, Vesta

Sue has spent her career redefining digital marketing in brand and retail marketing, Martech, and advertising, at brands such as Kraft and Glaxo-SmithKline. She is committed to creating fellow Happy Marketers through Vesta’s all-in-one online community building software, transforming the relationships between brands and consumers with Community Powered Marketing.