Tom is the founder and a Managing Director of Lyceum Leadership Consulting. He focuses on senior level search assignments in the industrial sector including chief executive officer and board of director roles within the power, utility, infrastructure, EPC, manufacturing and services sectors. His areas of specialty consulting include board experiential composition and succession planning (especially in the context of complex corporate situations including IPO, shareholder activism, take privates, and bankruptcy emergence) and C-level executive succession planning (including recruitment, assessment, and development of succession candidates across all functional areas of a corporation). Tom has a reputation in the industry for success in bringing diversity upward through the executive ranks and into the boardroom.
Tom is the host of the firm’s podcast Leadership Lyceum: A CEO’s Virtual Mentor® featuring interviews with CEOs and directors of boards and their lessons learned in leading through dynamic and dramatic corporate situations such as M&A, IPO, rebranding, shareholder activism, to name a few.
Tom has thirty-two years of industry and consulting experience. Prior to forming Lyceum Leadership Consulting, he developed as a leadership and search expert over more than a decade at three of the top five global executive search firms. Before his career in executive search, he was a management consultant in energy and utilities at Accenture and Vice President of Finance & Treasurer at Peoples Energy Corporation, where he led corporate treasury as well as the Project and Structured Finance unit. Earlier in his career, Tom was Vice President, Power & Infrastructure Group at ABN AMRO Bank and District Engineer, Mid-Continent Region for Shell Oil Company.
Tom received a BS in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business (Booth). He was a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois.