Tom graduated with a BS in Accounting, Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1977. Tom began his career in the finance field as an Accountant in a public accounting firm in New Jersey. After gaining several years’ experience, he took a position as Controller in the nation’s largest perishable food distributor, and remained in that capacity for 10 years. Subsequently, Tom changed careers and became Executive Vice-President of a community financial institution. During that time, Tom was responsible for managing all aspects of the business and was directly responsible for starting up and overseeing several successful subsidiaries that were later sold at a substantial profit. Tom left the banking world and became a partner in the largest privately owned vehicle relocation company in America. As Chief Financial Officer, Tom was responsible for the day to day finances of the company as well as an integral part of managing the entire company. Tom also was the founder of a successful management consulting firm, specializing in Strategic Business Planning for small to mid-sized companies.
In 2009, Tom’s vision identified a shortfall in the quality of service in the newly emerging renewable energy field. His concept of a retail “brick and mortar” store to educate consumers on solar and other energy saving products was revolutionary in an industry that previously generated business primarily through internet search engines. The success of his store model has raised the quality of both customer service and product levels to a higher degree than previously seen in the industry. Tom’s involvement in the renewable energy industry includes participation in monthly committee meetings with various state public utilities and memberships in numerous local, state and national trade groups. As a member of industry trade associations including SEIA and ASES, Tom contributes his expansive business experience to problem solving and strategic direction for the industry. He is recognized and respected as an innovator by many solar professionals and companies. A strategic leader, Tom works with a team of well experienced, NABCEP certified professionals who sell, design and install solar PV, solar thermal and battery backup systems.