Born in Nickerson, Kansas, within a converted railroad train boxcar, Tom's journey is marked by unique experiences. An accomplished Eagle Scout, he spent summers working on his uncle's farm.
Attending Missouri State University, Tom's prowess shone on a national stage as a successful college debater, consistently triumphing and placing in numerous tournaments. During this time, he also ventured into door-to-door book sales with the Southwestern company, where he emerged as the foremost salesperson, leading a team to the top amidst fierce competition involving thousands of college students across the nation.
In 1990, he laid the foundation for Private Business, which ascended to a public status in 1999. Tom's leadership as CEO endured until 2003. He then embarked on ventures like Bancsource and Imagic, with the latter merging with OSI and subsequently going public. Tom concurrently held the CEO position at Imagic and Bancsource, propelling the latter to become the largest independent ATM servicer in the country.
In 2009, Tom co-founded Ncontracts, now catering to over 4,000 financial institutions as the premier compliance software provider for financial services companies.
Today, Tom's role extends as a consultant and coach, catering to businesses across the spectrum, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 giants.
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