Palo Alto Partners is a strategic business consulting firm that specializes in advising businesses and not-for-profit organizations on strategic planning and financial matters that affect an organization’s growth potential. In Spanish, palo alto means “tall tree.” We call ourselves Palo Alto Partners because we help our clients get tree-top views of their business situations, enabling them to make the right decisions.
Tom Hardy established the firm following more than a decade of experience planning and participating in a variety of business start-ups, including Mariposa Development LLC, and in community-based real estate ventures, including the South Side Local Development Company in Pittsburgh.
Tom’s work has won extensive recognition, including a Commonwealth Design Award.
Tom earned an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Pittsburgh.
He holds the American Institute of Certified Planners’ AICP designation.