About Our Team

Tucson Business Advisors is a member of a global network of independent business advisors. Like our leadership, most are former CEOs, successful business owners, or senior executives, who possess hands-on expertise in every type of business imaginable. Utilizing our global network’s web-based best-practice network, we are able to engage the best and most experienced resources in the world, at any time, to assist and advise on any and all of your business related issues, all the while maintaining the strictest client confidentiality.

The Institute for Independent Business

The Institute for Independent Business (IIB) is the largest group of independent business advisors in the world. Over 5000 senior business executives in 34 countries, from every type of business imaginable, carry the Institute’s Accreditation.

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Arizona Business Advisors

Arizona Business Advisors (AzBA) is the largest group of independent business advisors in Arizona. AzBA provides practical support to small and mid-sized companies, and provides business education to the members of organizations such as Chambers of Commerce, Trade Associations, and non-profit organizations.

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About Don Orton

"Hi. I'm Don Orton, CEO & Executive Business Advisor of Tucson Business Advisors, and yes, there are better, faster and more productive methods to address those nagging problems in your business that you may have been wrestling with for a long time. When you adopt them, you'll have a lot more business success, with less effort and more confidence, and with a lot less wasted time and money."

Don Orton is an experienced business leader, with over 35 years in Senior Executive and leadership positions with many industry-leading companies. Don has helped many leading HealthCare, Medical Device, Computer, Semiconductor and Automotive Equipment companies and small businesses to transform their operations.

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His broad business experience includes sales and marketing leadership, financial management, operations leadership, organizational development, business process improvement, technology management, service management, product delivery leadership and project management. He has served in senior leadership roles in 3 successful technology-driven startup companies, as well as in several Fortune 500 corporations.

As Vice President of Worldwide Product Development for a prominent automotive service tools company, he led the successful integration of four diverse development operations on two continents into a seamless development team. As Vice President of Operations for a startup medical devices company, he established the company's GMP-compliant manufacturing facility, led the company's Regulatory Affairs organization, and successfully secured FDA 510K approval for the company's initial products. He also served as a member of the startup team, and subsequently as Vice President of Engineering and CIO, with a semiconductor manufacturer and helped grow the company from 6 employees to 550 employees and $60 million in sales in 7 years.

Don is the Founder and CEO of Tucson Business Advisors. Under Don’s leadership, Tucson Business Advisors focuses on bringing to the owners and managers of small and mid-sized businesses, the professional business management methods enjoyed by the world’s most successful companies.

Don has earned a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA degree. He possesses specialized training and experience in Total Quality Management, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing techniques; Project Management techniques; Business Plan development and Financial Budgeting. Don is an Accredited Associate of the Institute for Independent Business, is a member of Arizona Business Advisors, is a Certified Diagnostics Coach with CMT International, and is a Certified Business Process Improvement Facilitator.

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