Tom has established a reputation of leading Account, Strategy, Production, and Creative teams to push the boundaries of creative deliverables and elevating brand clients to become leaders in their category.
Tom currently advises companies of all sizes on emerging trends and innovation in the media/entertainment industries, including Sprockit (Google, Verizon, Samsung, Comcast, etc.).
As an EVP and Managing Director for Leo Burnett, Tom helped launch and lead new agency operations, including opening and staffing new offices in New York and Los Angeles. He then helped Leo Burnett and their clients develop relationships in music, film, sports, and fashion. He had prior served as a long-time consultant to Leo Burnett and other agencies including Kastner & Partners (Red Bull AOR).
Recently, Tom served as Chief Content & Innovation Officer for Big Block, a creative services and content production company. At Big Block he helped lead the company’s forays into esports and launch new entertainment marketing initiatives.
Tom is an active and popular speaker on the subjects of advertising, entertainment, media, ad-tech, and innovation. This includes moderating and speaking on panels at CES, NAB, and at other global events.
In the non-profit sector, Tom has advised The Annenberg Foundation’s explore.org division and served as a long-time Board member of the world’s first “rock n roll cancer foundation,” the Love Hope Strength Foundation (LHS).
Tom’s co-workers have helped him win numerous industry awards for his work in advertising, branding, social media, innovation, entertainment and public relations, including at Cannes, the Clio Awards, The One Show, The Telly’s, Addys, and other silly sounding organizations.
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