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Tom began his career began in finance and marketing working in the financial services field. Not one to sit still for long his horizons and focus broadened toward Real Estate Development, construction management, and all things entrepreneurial. Real estate projects in Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland, and Connecticut soon followed.
In 2003 Tom saw a niche in the high-end building material market in the area of modern gas fireplaces. Three years of development later Tom and a partner launched Spark Modern Fires, LLC at the ICFF International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC to great regard. Spark is now the market leader in modern gas fireplace category in North America by offering fresh designs, quality manufacturing, direct to trade marketing (Interior Designers and Architects) and top notch customer service. In December of 2007 Spark won the prestigious Best of the Year Award for Architectural Products category from Interior Design magazine. Spark was also chosen as a finalist for their product innovations in The Best of Year Award of 2008.
Tom is passionate about design, an active art collector, intrepid world traveler, inventor and a consummate builder of things.
Personal: Married 26 years, 3 sons, resident of Redding, CT 16 years