Tom is an expert in identifying and hiring the very best talent in the industry, heading up the search process for numerous top professionals in the industry from the executive to the board levels. For more than ten years, Tom has helped place many of the top leaders in the leading hospitality, foodservice, retail, and other consumer service companies. He is also affiliated with Thomas Paige International where he leads the talent consulting and acquisition process.

Earlier in his career, Tom was executive partner with The Lucas Group, a national search firm, creating and growing Lucas’s top-ranked Restaurant, Hotel and Food Service Division. Before that, Tom worked at multi-national organizations in the industry, lending his expertise in areas such as strategic growth, operations, hiring, human resources, corporate training and organizational development.

Tom is a graduate of California State University in San Francisco where he is a member of the Alumni Advisory Board.