Tom is a career life science executive with 30 years of growing multi-national medical technology companies and successfully commercializing over twenty innovative medical devices including one drug/device combination product. Prior to general management roles, he gained hands-on experience in Europe and in all business functions as a turnaround specialist for American Hospital Supply’s (AHSC) Medical Specialty and International Groups. Since 1984, he has led venture backed medical start-ups from concept to commercialization and has raised over $190 million in both the private and public markets. Tom’s people-centric management style and respect for physicians and patients has been central to building high-performance with high-integrity, creative teams throughout his career.
In addition, Tom serves on the External Advisory Bd for the Univ of California’s Dept of Mechanical Engineering; as a mentor for the Haas School of Business (UCB) annual b-plan competition; and as judge for the Mendoza School of Business (University of Notre Dame) annual b-plan competition. He has served as assistant professor of surgery, Creighton University Medical School; as a Board Member of the California Healthcare Institute; and as guest lecturer at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business. He has lectured and written extensively on medical technology innovation and its implications for health care public policy, including articles in the Wall Street Journal, Royal Academy of Engineering World Technology Update, the Journal of Applied Manufacturing Systems, and the Journal of Refractive Surgery. Tom is also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley, CA.); Co-Chairperson, SING (Danville, CA), a faith based organization helping those in career transition; and as a columnist writing on issues of ethics, integrity, and authenticity in the workplace for the Catholic Business Journal, www.CatholicBusinessJournal.biz.