Tom joined Summit Partners in 1989. During his tenure with Summit, Tom served on Summit’s executive committee and in 2010 co-founded Summit Partners Credit Advisors, the credit affiliate of Summit Partners which focuses on the borrowing needs of small and large companies. Tom was a Managing Director and member of Summit’s Board of Managers until 2017, a Senior Advisor until 2018 and a board director of more than 30 companies, seven of which were public.
Tom’s past directorships include AmeriPath (NASDAQ: PATH, later acquired by Quest Diagnostics), Fiber Options (acquired by Sentrol Life Safety Systems), Infor (acquired by Golden Gate Capital and Koch Equity Development), 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.
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 is a former President of the National Venture Capital Association.