A native of Cleveland, Tom graduated from John Carroll University with a BSBA in 1991 and received an MBA from Cleveland State in 1996. Tom has worked in the discipline of Human Resources since 1997. Before joining CPI-HR in 2003, Tom acted as an HR Consultant to small and medium-sized businesses. Tom's responsibilities with CPI-HR have been focused on helping clients manage their employee benefits plans. He has achieved notable success in helping client companies address the escalating costs of health insurance through a series of proactive and innovative strategies. In 2008 Crain's Cleveland Business recognized Tom as one of Cleveland's business leaders by awarding him a 40 Under 40 award. Tom has shared his expertise with thousands of local HR, Finance, and Management professionals through speaking engagements with the HR Star Conference, College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, the Benefit Advisors Network, Institute of Management Accounts, EDGE, Maingate Business Development, and others. Tom has also embraced opportunities to help the local community through volunteer engagements with the American Heart Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Junior Achievement and the Chagrin Athletic Association. Tom lives in Chagrin Falls with his wife and three children.