Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Tom has a heart for impoverished children and a strong belief in the transformative power of the Church. As a consultant, he helped a variety of global parachurch organizations with organizational and team development, governance and executive coaching.
In 2005, Tom started doing consulting work for Compassion International, and in 2013, he joined our ministry full-time as the Senior Director of International Human Resources (HR). In 2014, he continued serving the HR department in a new role as the Vice President of Human Resources. Most recently, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Human Resources, joining the Global Executive Team.
Tom is responsible for the attraction, selection, development and well-being of Compassion's global staff.
Tom brings to Compassion more than two decades of robust leadership and operational experience, including a proven track record of revenue growth. As a founding partner of Blockbuster Midwest and Boston Chicken, Inc., he was instrumental in launching the Blockbuster Video, Boston Market and Einstein Bagel franchises.
After earning a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Arizona, Tom attained a Master of Business Administration in finance from Southern Methodist University. In 1998, Tom married his wife Susan. He is blessed to have two adult stepchildren and two granddaughters. Tom enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and traveling.