Over 25 years of CEO experience in government /defense, technology, food manufacturing, restaurants, and China. Tom is a goal setting, serial entrepreneur who believes in discipline and focus in achieving those goals. He has been very successful following the principle of keeping it as simple and understandable as possible. Coaching has always been Tom’s passion and management style.
Tom currently co-owns and co-operates a successful restaurant group in the Washington DC area. Tom bootstrapped his first software company at age twenty-seven with $10,000 and grew it to number 134 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing privately held companies, and was one of the Deloitte Fast 500 fastest growing tech companies for four straight years. After ten years and only one capital raise, Tom was able to successfully sell his company to a leading international security software company. During that time, Tom also owned a company in Shenzhen, China doing primarily commercial real estate management, and it was one the few wholly foreign owned entities in China at that time.
As a hired-gun President of a publicly-traded, international food manufacturing business, Tom helped grow the company stock price from $.30 when he arrived to $7.15 when he departed. At the end of his tenure, Tom temporarily moved his family to Paris to lead an upscale food brand featuring some of the most famous chefs in the world. Tom has served on a number of for profit and non-profit boards to include the Starlight Children’s Foundation and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.