Tom brings more than 30 years of experience working with communities and businesses to identify collaborative strategies for achieving economic growth. As developer of TIP’s model of Talent, Innovation, and Place, he has helped clients harness their energy and resources to focus on those factors that most impact their success.
Over the last decade, Tom’s consulting work has increasingly concentrated on the role of talent and social equity in achieving a sustainable future. His client-facing work has engaged high-level executives from many of the nation’s leading companies, including JPMorgan Chase, ExxonMobil, and AT&T, along with its largest defense contractors, including Raytheon, Triton Systems, and General Dynamics.
As CEO, he embodies TIP’s commitment to getting it right.
Prior to founding the firm, Tom served as director of international business development and marketing for the State of Texas, where he assisted Texas companies looking to expand and locate in international markets. He also served as staff to the Texas Mexico Authority and as border development coordinator for the state. Tom received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and studied at UT’s Institute of Latin American Studies.
A Texas native, Tom spends his free time tinkering with mountain bikes and discussing life’s big questions with his wife and four (mostly grown) children.