Chief Business Officer
As CBO at The Herald Group, Tom is a member of the Executive Committee, bridging the traditional COO and CFO roles. He focuses on day to day oversight of the firm’s operations and client team composition. He manages staff utilization and development, with an eye on continued investments in people and capabilities focused on the smart growth of the firm.
Previously, Tom served as CFO at Bungalow LLC, better known as SCOUT, where he served on the Executive Team as a financial and business improvement leader. He managed all financial planning and analysis functions for the rapidly-growing company, while his focus included forecasting, cash flow management and compensation plans, as well as leading the budgeting process for 5 business units.
Prior to that, Tom served as Chief of Staff and Vice President of Finance for New Media Strategies, working directly with the CEO and fellow Management Team members in developing the company’s operational strategy and priorities to drive aggressive sales and EBITDA growth. He led the personnel planning and workforce management functions while maintaining oversight of all financial aspects of the company. His tenure culminated with a sale of the firm to a publicly traded company.
Earlier in his career, Tom worked in the government affairs and regulatory office for an emerging telecom company, working closely with the management team to finance and drive rapid expansion of the company, while serving as a liaison to both Capitol Hill and the FCC.
Tom received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington and Lee University, and in his spare time enjoys live music, fishing, and playing a wide variety of sports.