Tom is Senior Vice President for Global Strategy and Business Development at PSP Partners in Chicago.
Tom is Senior Vice President for Global Strategy and Business Development at PSP Partners in Chicago. He is responsible for working across PSP deal teams and portfolio companies to identify, develop, and support investment opportunities in markets around the world.
Previously, Tom served as Counselor to the Secretary and Senior Advisor for International Economics at the US Department of Commerce. In that capacity, he was the architect of Secretary Pritzker’s commercial diplomacy strategy and her efforts to strengthen American economic ties to countries around the world. He was responsible for counseling the secretary on the full range of international matters before the Department of Commerce, including issues related to trade & investment, economic and financial diplomacy, and the application of economic sanctions. He also led the Department’s first-ever Global Economics Team, which was responsible for coordinating the Department’s broad global capabilities across its various operating units, and he served as the secretary’s chief foreign policy advisor.
Before joining the Obama Administration, Tom was a finance and banking attorney with Debevoise & Plimpton. During his tenure at the firm, he focused on project finance transactions and the bank regulatory response to the global financial crisis. Prior to his legal career, he worked in politics, where he directed the field operation in northwest Ohio for then-Senator Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign and served as an aide to a U.S. Senator where he focused on a broad range of issues.
Tom is currently a Non-Resident Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House, where he will be lecturing and writing on the future of the global order. He was selected by the French-American Foundation as a Young Leader in 2015, is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is the author of numerous articles and publications, including Mutually Assured Depression and Wiping the Slate: Maintaining Capital Markets While Addressing the Odious Debt Dilemma.
He received his J.D. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his M.A. from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, both in 2008. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.