Tom has over 36 years of experience in business ownership and business consulting, general management, sales, marketing and operations management. He brings unique insight to buying and selling a business, as he is a former business owner of several small to midsize privately held companies. In addition to his position with True North, Tom serves as financial director for Sunbelt Business Advisors, which he joined in 2014.
Because of his well-rounded business background, Tom is a generalist and works with businesses in a wide variety of industries, including general and subcontract construction, manufacturing, distribution, retailing, technology, service and health care–related businesses. He has developed relationships with the very best SBA/conventional lending institutions in the marketplace. He assists buyers in obtaining the most competitive transaction structures, interest rates and terms available.
Tom has successfully guided business owners through the necessary steps to transition ownership of their business, including establishing company value, price and terms; identifying qualified buyers; facilitating negotiations; and closing transactions. Tom is driven by the desire to assist clients and customers in reaching their personal and financial goals.
Tom earned a bachelor of science degree from Mankato State University with majors in finance, business management and marketing and a minor in accounting.