Tom brings over 20 year of sales, marketing and licensing experience in the Rock and Roll merchandise industry to his position as a Broker Associate with Coldwell Banker in Orinda. During that time, Tom ran his own business for 15 years as a licensee of one of the world's most influential bands, the Grateful Dead, and also worked directly with rock legend Carlos Santana, creating and distributing merchandise to clients worldwide and becoming known for his attention to detail, integrity, his hands-on approach to all facets of the operations and "second-to-none" customer service.
Tom eventually ended up working directly for the band, managing and negotiating worldwide licensing operations, the band's retail website and all of their merchandising endeavors.
All of this experience has proved invaluable to Tom as he applies the lessons learned in merchandising to the efforts required in prospecting, marketing, selling or finding a home for his clients. Each and every transaction is its own little business, and Tom excels in managing that process, from staging, marketing, contracting and negotiating all the way through to closing.
In the Summer of 2009, Tom earned the prestigious EcoBroker Certification. Tom is educated, qualified and knowledgeable about the choices that home and business owners have in installing, purchasing and managing Eco-Friendly technologies. Tom is also a Charter member of the Lafayette Green Committee, through the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, of which he is a practicing member, as well as the "Try Lafayette First" campaign, encouraging residents to shop locally.
In the Fall of 2009, Tom was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette, a local treasure. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board. One of Tom's responsibilities as a Board member is to produce and bring live music to the local community in the beautiful and cozy confines of the Town Hall Theatre.
Tom is a 4th generation San Franciscan, a graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco, and a 1979 graduate of Santa Clara University with a degree in Business Management.
Tom currently lives in Lafayette.