Tom founded Rustic Canyon in 1999 and has raised venture funds in excess of $800 million. Among his notable investments are Netscape, LoopNet, Glass Lewis and Fulcrum Bioenergy.
Prior to forming Rustic Canyon Partners, Tom had been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Times Mirror Company. At Times Mirror, he led the acquisition and divestiture activity and oversaw the investment program. Prior to joining Times Mirror, Tom was one of California's leading corporate attorneys, practicing first with Orrick, Herrington from 1969 to 1986 and then with Morrison & Foerster from 1986 to 1992.
Tom serves actively on the boards of the California Community Foundation, CalArts, Heal the Bay, and MOCA.
Education: Tom earned a BA from Princeton University and a JD from the University of Chicago.