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Tavio Hobson

Co-Founder of Trufl

Tavio is an entrepreneur with a passion for leading teams and helping create sustainable solutions. His career thus far has been rooted in leadership and strategic business development. Tavio serves as Co-Founder and CEO of Trufl. He prides himself in his ability to build teams, culture, and cohesion.  Under his leadership he drives to make Trufl a platform that truly enhances both consumer experience and restaurant hospitality. 

Prior to Trufl, Tavio served as Vice President of Business and Basketball Development at Dynasty Sports a fully integrated sports management company. Prior to Dynasty Tavio worked for the LA Clippers where in his first 120 days he secured the largest corporate partnership deal in Clipper history.  He was recognized by the NBA as 1 of 29 emerging NBA team executives in September 2015.

Tavio’s leadership in sports and community are rooted in his humble upbringing in Seattle, Washington. His father, a long-time coach in the Seattle community, and mother, a child care provider for 30 years, shaped his worldview on how sports and youth development go hand in hand.

Sports became a natural outlet for Tavio and after returning from playing basketball at the Division I level, he founded A PLUS Youth Program, a community based, afterschool youth development program for student-athletes from 4th-12th grade. His role of advancing social justice and promoting cultural competency in the community was recognized through the Redwing Leadership Award and the Parent Map: Superheroes of Washington Families.

Tavio received his BA from Sacred Heart University and his Executive Masters in Leadership from the Georgetown McDonough School of Business. In 2016, Tavio was selected as one of 34 people from a group of more than 700 nominations to represent the United States as a Marshall Memorial Fellow.  The Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) is GMF’s flagship leadership development program. Created in 1982 to introduce a new generation of leaders from United States to Europe.  GMF awards 75 Marshall Memorial Fellowships each year to the best and brightest from all sectors, including business, government, and civil society. 

Tavio currently serves on the boards of the Watts Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club, the Southwest College Foundation, and the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce(GLAAACC).