Tom is uniquely qualified to serve as Precision Strategies’ Chief Operating Officer having worn many relevant hats over the course of his career, experiences that he draws upon today. Tom began his career as a buy-side equity analyst turned business journalist before entering the public relations industry more than 25 years ago. In that time, he’s held senior management positions at Hill & Knowlton, GCI Group, Ogilvy Public Relations, and Text 100 International. Most recently, Tom served as the worldwide COO of Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW), one of the world’s largest integrated communication firms created through the 2017 merger of WPP agencies Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe.
Previously, Tom was the long-time COO and CFO for entertainment powerhouse 42West, helping to guide that agency through a period of unprecedented growth and its eventual sale to Dolphin Entertainment via a complicated stock deal. He was also the CEO and Managing Partner of Solebury Communications, a strategic consultancy offering corporate and financial communication counsel to high-growth micro- and small-cap companies.
It’s Tom’s rare blend of communications, agency operations, talent management, and corporate finance experience that ensures Precision Strategies is maximizing its operational functions to better support and empower its talented professionals to deliver superior client service.
Tom’s client experience includes advising market leaders such as Citibank, Ernst & Young, MasterCard, Deloitte, Royal Mail Group, Intel, JP Morgan Chase, Cigna, LexisNexis, Capgemini SE, DHL, Guardian Life, Payless ShoeSource, SlimFast, and Nixon Peabody, among others, to align communications with business strategy, manage change, protect and enhance reputation, and build brand equity.
Tom holds a B.A. in Economics from Syracuse University and M.S. in Organizational Leadership and Human Resources from Colorado State University. He’s completed executive education programs at the Harvard Business School, Cornell University, and New York Institute of Finance. Tom and his wife are empty-nesters with three grown children that he’s immensely proud of. Tom is also a former college football player who enjoys mentoring women and minority student-athletes as they seek career opportunities in the business world.