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. Tom 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 includes optimizing customer experience, advanced metering infrastructure, smart meters, utility grade IP backhaul solutions, leak detection, distributed generation, renewable generation, SCADA, telecommunications, enterprise asset management, system integration, and system operations, as well as the business analytics and IT services that tie these technologies together in an integrated solution.
Tom joined West Monroe Partners in 2008 from Strategy 2 Solution, LLC, a consulting firm that he founded. He led Strategy 2 Solution’s consulting practice, which focused on developing executable and sustainable wireless network solutions for municipalities, utilities, corporations, and service providers, as well as creating product strategies and sales distribution solutions for equipment vendors.
Prior to starting Strategy 2 Solution, 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. His responsibilities included developing relationships and sales agreements with municipalities, enterprises, and universities for using a common wireless infrastructure to deliver their diverse applications.
Tom also spent 19 years with Motorola, with responsibilities that ranged from development engineering and product management in the cellular infrastructure division to business development in the Internet Software and Content Group to leading Motorola’s sales, marketing, and strategy efforts for the Motorola Canopy broadband portfolio of products. The wireless broadband portfolio, for which he led worldwide sales and marketing, served the fixed and mobile broadband needs of public safety, utility, enterprise, education, and service provider customers.
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. Tom has been granted six patents from the United States Patent Office.