Co-Founder & Non-Executive Chairman
Tom is Co-Founder and non-Executive Chairman for BeckWay Group. He serves as a full-time independent Operating Partner at The Riverside Company and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for several portfolio companies.
Before joining Riverside in 2013, Tom served as an Operating Partner for Sun Capital Partners, directing company-wide turnarounds and strategic growth initiatives across the portfolio in the US and EU. Previously he served as Director with AlixPartners, an international turnaround and restructuring firm, where he was a founding core team member of the Performance Improvement Practice focusing on operational restructurings in the private equity space. Before that Tom was a Senior Manager with KPMG Consulting, leading economic value and profit improvement engagements for Fortune 500 companies. He started his 25-year career as an Industrial Engineer for First Brands Corporation, the former Home and Automotive Division of Union Carbide.
Tom earned an MBA from Georgetown University, an MS Management Engineering Option from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a BS Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech). He is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) and is Certified in Production and Inventory Control Management (CPIM). Tom lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.