As both an entrepreneur and an innovator, Tom is comfortable challenging the status quo and obvious solutions – allowing him to bring out-of-the-box thinking that creates real impact. That’s how he was able to lead the network transformation for a Fortune 50 global manufacturing company, reducing annual spend by over $50 million while increasing network capacity by 62%.
Having created and managed several international start-up companies, he brings a global perspective to building cross-functional teams that collaborate to yield unprecedented value, even at well-established organizations. For example, for a Fortune 100 company he created their first IT innovation office, and then successfully leveraged it for various business units’ transformation initiatives.
With an engineering background and Six Sigma Blackbelt skills, he has an analytical mind that follows data and science to identify improvement opportunities and remedy operational inefficiencies. At the same time, his soft skills and training expertise developed throughout his career enable him to evolve organizations into high-performance cultures.
He joined West Monroe from Pace Harmon, where he was a director. Previously, he was a vice president with a network engineering and IT organization, and he held several IT leadership roles with DuPont. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering and computer science from Bucknell University.
He has lived and worked on four continents throughout his career and speaks German, Spanish, and Portuguese. He and his family enjoy reconnecting with international families that have “adopted” them over the years.
When not traveling abroad, his family enjoys the outdoors, including hiking, fly fishing, mountain biking, and golf. One of his most memorable fly-fishing trips was at the breath-taking Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, the highest navigable lake in the world. He has also received a personal golf lesson from Tiger Woods and later that day showed Tiger what he learned by achieving a hole in one.
He is an executive advisor of Columbia University’s Center for Technology Management, where he mentors MBA students and young professionals. He also leads a church youth group on missions to the Dominican Republic, where they help build schools and community centers. He’s also been a fundraiser and team leader for Habitat for Humanity for more than 30 years.