Tom has an unparalleled 30-year track record of developing, operating and growing diverse hospitality businesses globally. His experience spans from consumer products where he was a senior executive with Colgate Palmolive to running renowned the multi-concept global restaurant groups of Patina, Pret A Manager, Richard Sandoval Restaurants and Rosa Mexicana Restaurants. Tom has also developed projects for The Four Seasons, The Ritz Carlton, Fairmont, Starwood Luxury Collection and Intercontinental Hotels.
As President and COO of Patina Restaurant Group, a 65-outlet bicoastal collection of fine-dining and polished-casual restaurants in landmark locations and performing arts centers. Tom grew the portfolio with new concepts to great media acclaim, overwhelming client satisfaction and financial results. As President & CEO of Pret USA and Pret Hong Kong, Tom expanded the UK-based Pret A Manager portfolio to one of the largest fast-casual brands in the world. Tom currently still serves as a board member for the group.