Tom was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. Tom graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1992. Thereafter, Tom was a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked for two years in the Investment Banking Division in both New York and London, and spent a third year in the Principal Investment Area in New York. Tom received his MBA from Stanford University in 1997, having spent a summer working as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. Thereafter, Tom joined Marsh & McLennan Capital, Inc. (aka, Stone Point Capital) in Greenwich, CT for three years, where he served as a member of the direct team charged with making investments in financial services companies globally. In 2000, Tom moved to San Francisco, CA and joined Vista Equity Partners, a private equity fund focused on investments in technology-enabled businesses across a wide variety of industries. In 2005, Tom joined Commonfund Capital, where he primarily focused on manager commitments on behalf of endowment and foundation clients in the Private Equity, Venture Capital and Natural Resources sectors globally. He also led Commonfund Capital’s secondary investment effort. Tom left Commonfund Capital in September 2011 to become the Deputy Chief Investment Officer at The Rockefeller University, helping to manage all aspects of the $1.8 billion endowment.
Previously, Tom served as Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society and a non-profit entity. Tom is married, and he and his wife Julie reside in New York City and have a daughter named Alexandra, and a son named Braeden.