Tom has over 20 years of technology and business development experience in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Touchstone Advisors, Tom was an M&A advisor helping clients on buyside transactions through his own consulting firm. He mainly focused on tech-driven companies in materials/chemicals, clean energy, medical device, and electronic component industries in the North America and European markets. Sizes range from high-tech startup to multibillion dollar public companies. Early in his career, Tom was a scientist leading product development from R&D to commercialization through working in BD Medical, Siemens Energy, and United Technologies. Tom is passionate about discussing technology and its social impacts through the lens of public policy. Tom has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Ga Tech and a Master’s in Public Affairs from the University of Colorado. He was also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®.