Throughout the course of my career I have had the pleasure to work closely with some teammates both inside and outside my organization who have inspired me and whom I have also made a positive impression. Below are some recommendations from a few of those individuals.
EVP Products & Technology, Coriant
Tom worked for me at Tellabs in various positions prior to going private w/ Marlin Equity Partners. In his last position with me, his responsibilities were the profit and loss of the Access Business Unit, including hiring, training, and managing marketing and product line planners/managers, as well as developing product business plans, roadmaps, investment priorities, customer presentations/value proposals, negotiating customer contracts, product pricing/margins, and establishing indirect sales channels/partners.
He established strong leadership and outstanding rapport within the industry, executive management, his peers, and within his team…
I would highly recommend Tom for executive leadership roles in managing business units, sales organizations, marketing/product and/or R&D teams.
CEO Coriant America
I worked with Tom when he was a Director in Business Operations and Commercial Management. He has a great business mind and would get us to look at different approaches that we had not thought of before. Tom always had a great grasp of the business and was great at working the strategy for the next few moves doing a great job of anticipating where things would go.
President IT, VT Group
Tom is a knowledgeable and respected sales and marketing industry leader. I have been Tom’s customer and channel partner since 2013. As one of the founders of the Passive Optical LAN industry since 2008, Tom has a strong understanding of business & technology in Commercial and Federal data networking. As a staunch advocate for POL across the globe, Tom has passion for all that he undertakes, and I look forward to his next actions to continue to move the industry forward.
Federal Sales Director, Tellabs
I had the pleasure of working with and for Tom at Tellabs where he focused on creating and building the Passive Optical LAN market. Tom is well respected by both business partners and end customers for his leadership and tireless passion.
Tom has a well-rounded business-minded approach to issues and opportunities.
He effectively brings multiple organizations together to focus on customers’ needs and challenges.
He always puts the customer first. As a sales leader, he created structure and motivation for his sales organization.
Jerry Verschoore de la Houssaye
Director EMEA Sales & Sales Engineering, Tellabs
During the past five years that I have worked with Tom, I have come to know him as an open minded, highly curious and truly global citizen, constantly striving for perfection in whatever he does.
He never stops learning about what's going on in our customers' businesses, or in different cultures and countries.
He never seems to run out of energy nor ideas to reach the team's objectives and at the same time inspire the people around him.
No surprise that during this time we have successfully opened up new markets and grown the business.