by Richard Franzi Thursday, March 24, 2011
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. Critical Mass for Business is proud to recognize one of their members, Shirley Balarezo, President of Tone Software who has been selected by OC Metro Magazine as one of the 20 Women to Watch in Orange County, CA.

“Shirley demonstrates great focus and the ability to get at the heart of a business issue,” stated Critical Mass for Business Co-Owner Ric Franzi. “Each month in our CEO peer groups Shirley brings her desire to learn and views each meeting as an opportunity to share and grow her skills.”

As Co-Owner Doug Gfeller, Master Certified Coach added, “Shirley has the qualities of an outstanding leader. She is a detail oriented leader who has a deep concern for her team.”

Shirley started as an intern at Tone Software; Balarezo worked her way up the ladder and after a dozen years, shattered the glass ceiling to land the president’s job in a male-dominated industry. In the two years since, she’s guided Tone through a successful transition to become a global firm.

About Member Firm

Tone Software is a high technology software development firm specializing in global business, telecommunications, and IT infrastructure management solutions. Based in Anaheim, CA, TONE is a privately held corporation that is free of the pressures of investors’ demands, and is fully committed to delivering quality technology solutions that best serve the needs of their clients. Learn more at
About Critical Mass for Business

Critical Mass for Business is the fastest-growing organizer and facilitator for business advisory groups in Orange County and a noted business coaching company with over 17 years of experience. They lead CEO Peer Groups and provide Executive Coaching for many of the County’s most successful firms. Learn more at

Richard is the author of two books: CRITICAL MASS: The 10 Explosive Powers of CEO Peer Groups and CRITICAL MASS: The Power of CEO Guiding Principles. He hosts business talk shows on He is a sought after speaker on topics of interests to CEOs and business owners of mid-market companies.

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