Driving Operational Excellence,
Innovation & Growth Through People

About Us


TDO’s mission is to drive operational excellence, innovation, and growth through people.

Who we are

TDO is a not-for-profit consulting and training organization, helping organizations succeed through harnessing the power of their employees.  Our team consists of experienced, senior-level professionals from diverse industries with a passion for helping others using their business, leadership, process improvement, and technical expertise.

What we do

TDO works hands-on with organizations to develop and implement strategies to meet their goals and solve problems. We accomplish this through initiatives in lean six sigma, workforce and leadership development, strategic planning, quality systems, marketing and sales strategies, the implementation of leading edge technologies are more. For researchers and entrepreneurs, we help develop successful business strategies, assist in the transfer of university-developed technologies, and smooth the transition from start-ups to mature organizations.

Our roots

Formerly the Central New York Technology Development Organization (CNY TDO), we were founded in 1988 by local economic development officials to support CNY manufacturers and technology entrepreneurs. Contrary to its name, CNY TDO does not develop technology. We help businesses understand and implement state-of-the-art technologies into their product lines and manufacturing facilities. More importantly, we help all types of organizations improve their operations and grow through continuous improvement and engaging their workforces.

The future

In preparation for celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2018, we rebranded TDO to stand for Train, Develop, Optimize, more accurately reflecting our mission and capabilities. The demand for our services has expanded to other markets including services, healthcare, and government. We have a fresh face, new logo and are moving forward with as much determination and passion as ever!