Upon graduating from college with a degree in accounting, Tom volunteered with the Peace Corps in El Salvador, advising agricultural co-ops. He went on to earn his CPA license and gain more than 30 years of executive business experience at companies including Coopers & Lybrand, The Coca-Cola Company, Revlon, and Zyman Marketing Group.
At Coke, Tom held executive roles in finance, marketing (both in the U.S. and overseas), branding, and global talent acquisition. He served as CFO and President at Revlon and was COO at Zyman Group. Through his own firm, Human Capital Venture, Tom provided HR consulting to clients such as Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory Healthcare.
Tom and his wife Chris have been married 32 years and have 3 children: Olivia, 27, Sean, 24, and Patrick 15. Tom enjoys playing guitar and other instruments and writing and recording music.