Tom brings a distinctive blend of business consulting and technology expertise, along with an understanding of best practices in strategy development, IT, telecommunications design, and business operations for utilities and energy companies. He has helped utilities, energy companies, municipalities, and telecommunications providers define and execute people, process, and technology solutions that best address their most challenging business problems. His experience spans areas that include customer experience, advanced metering infrastructure and smart meters, distributed energy resources (DERs), telecommunications, enterprise asset management, system operations, digital, and business analytics, as well as the leadership that ties people, process, and technology projects together in an integrated program.
An accomplished developer of teams and people, Tom built West Monroe’s Energy & Utilities practice from the ground up into a team of nearly 100 professionals today. More recently, he assumed responsibility for the Dallas office, one of the firm’s newest locations, where he is growing the team to reflect the full breadth of West Monroe’s capabilities and guiding development of a second technology hub. He also co-leads West Monroe’s initiatives to develop the next generation of leaders. Consulting® magazine recognized Tom as one of its “Top 25 Consultants” in 2015.
Tom joined West Monroe Partners in 2008 from Strategy 2 Solution, LLC, a consulting firm that he founded that focused on developing executable and sustainable wireless network solutions for municipalities, utilities, corporations, and service providers. Previously, Tom was the vice president of municipal network sales for EarthLink Municipal Networks, a division of EarthLink focused on private-public use of broadband networks. He also spent 19 years in a variety of roles with Motorola.
Tom is a member of the advisory board of Illinois Business Consulting, an organization at the University of Illinois that mobilizes students into consulting teams to tackle real-world business problems. Additionally, he is working to bring this student consulting organization concept to other universities, particularly those with diverse populations, to expose more students to the potential of careers in consulting.
Tom earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has been granted six patents from the United States Patent Office.