The Start of Interbizgroup
Tom Buxton inherited a small family office supplies business known as International Office Products, and it proceeded to grow at a faster rate than any local competitor. Tom sold the business to Corporate Express, a multinational office supplier, in 1997.
Tom was originally hired to be an executive with Corporate Express, but during a nine-year corporate career he was promoted from Sales Manager to VP of Sales for the Colorado Division. After three years in that position, the corporate office created a new position for him with the title of Director of Strategic Relationship Management. After one year in that position he effectively worked himself out of a job by transitioning management of troubled accounts to the newly created Strategic Accounts organization. His last two years with the company were spent as a Director in the Margin Management department and as Director of Product Merchandising.
In June of 2005, Tom resigned from Corporate Express because of his concerns over the company’s ethics, soon after he formed InterBizGroup.