Tom joined Summit Partners in 1989 and has served as a board director of more than 30 companies, including seven public companies. He currently serves on the board of Aurora Diagnostics. His prior directorships include AmeriPath (NASDAQ: PATH, later acquired by Quest Diagnostics), Fiber Options (acquired by Sentrol Life Safety Systems), Infor, Pacer Electronics (acquired by Anixter International), Rehab Management Services (acquired by Integrated Health Services), Saber Software (NASDAQ: SABR, later acquired by McAfee), Sybari Software (acquired by Microsoft) and vente-privee.com.
In 2010, Tom cofounded Summit Partners Credit Advisors, the credit affiliate of Summit Partners which addresses the borrowing needs of small and large companies.
Prior to Summit, Tom was an analyst at Booz Allen Hamilton. He received an AB in economics, magna cum laude, from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.
Tom currently serves as a trustee of Princeton University and is a member of Harvard University’s Committee on University Resources. Previously, Tom served for nine years as a trustee at the Fessenden School in West Newton, Massachusetts, including two terms as board chair, and as President of the New England Venture Capital Association. Additionally, Tom is a long-time youth soccer coach.