Trusted Strategic Advisor to CEOs/Founders Infusing Mission/Vision with Ownership Culture

Serving CEOs/Founders to benefit from over 27 years’ experience with large, diversified services companies and 13 years, as an entrepreneur/founder of two companies. Tom is dedicated to leveraging his strategy, finance and operations experience to guide companies through opportunities and pitfalls successfully. Mentoring by emphasizing an “Ownership Culture DNA ©”, focusing all functional areas on value creation, infusing stakeholders with an owner’s risk/reward perspective grounded in “cash flow real-ville” and motivating teams to over-perform. His experience living through leveraged buyout and as a personally at-risk entrepreneur forms his Ownership Culture discipline.

Background includes 23 years with Aramark Corporation in corporate planning/development, interest rate exposure management, debt/equity financing and treasury. The Aramark leveraged buyout exposure early on in his career gave him a laser focus on ownership decision making. He also served as Vice President, Planning for a $1.0 billion division responsible for strategy, business plans, acquisitions, contract negotiations and shepherding multi-million dollar capital commitments for major sports and entertainment venues. Operational responsibilities included over 50 retail gift shop locations with $150 million in volume and the facilities management operations in the stadiums and arenas. Prior to Aramark, Tom worked 4 years with Deloitte Touché.

Tom also founded a multi-site franchisee food service company. He was responsible for financing, land development/zoning, construction, staffing, accounting and operations. The partnership owns and manages real estate. Tom has extensive experience in re-negotiating financings with banks, government guaranteed debt, leases and vendor contracts. He knows what it means to make payroll from his own pocket.

Geographical Experience

  • United States
  • North America

Board Experience

  • The Ritz Theatre
  • The Print Center
  • Executive Leaders for Advisory Boards
  • Old Baldy Civil War Roundtable

Professional Accolades

  • MBA Finance, Drexel University
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • BVA Volunteer of the Year Award (Arts & Business Council of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce)