Tom joined Battery in 1989 and is responsible for managing all investment and operational aspects of the firm. His primary focus has been on the communications and e-commerce sectors, with investments including @stake Inc. (acquired by Symantec), Advanced Computer Communications (acquired by Newbridge Networks), Amber Wave Systems (acquired by U.S. Robotics), AnswerSoft (acquired by Davox), CipherTrust (acquired by Secure Computing), FaxSav Inc. (NASDAQ: FAXX), FORE Systems (NASDAQ: FORE), Primary Rate Inc. (acquired by Xircom), RADNET Ltd. (acquired by Siemens) and Witness Systems (NASDAQ: WITS).
Tom is actively involved in the venture industry and is a board member of the NVCA. In 2005, he was invited to join the board of the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA), which brings together business, university and government leaders in a public/private partnership to build the state's technology economy.
Tom began his venture capital career in 1986 when he joined Abacus Ventures, a partnership focused on communications investments. He has been in the technology business since 1980, holding positions with IBM's mainframe and minicomputer business. Tom received a BA in Business from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.