Tom is an experienced business executive with broad knowledge of all aspects of small business management, including marketing, operations, accounting and finance. Prior to joining the SBDC, he spent 20 years in industry working in the retail, distribution and manufacturing sectors, owning or managing companies in Michigan as well as Florida and Arizona. As SBDC Senior Business Consultant, Tom worked both with growing companies as well as turnaround situations, assisting business owners with financial forecasting and budgeting and helping them access capital. Tom also led the SBDC’s Manufacturing Assistance Team helping Michigan’s many smaller manufacturers stay competitive in a global market. His current role is Regional Director for the Small Business Development Center at Lansing Community College.