Tom began his career at Wachovia where he spent ten years managing significant client relationships in the institutional investment and corporate trust markets. In that capacity, he served as the bank’s West Coast Territory Manager, which entailed directing all business development and client relationship management activities in support of its retirement and charitable fund clients. Prior to joining TIR, Tom was a Principal Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting. In that role, he was an industry advisor to global investment management firms, overseeing major projects that influenced the implementation of clients’ business operations and marketing functions. In addition to his years of experience in the institutional investment arena, Tom is a forester who grew up in a saw-milling family in North Carolina. This background gives him a unique perspective on the timberland asset class – enabling him to provide valuable counsel to TIR with regard to the firm’s strategic direction and ensuring that it consistently reflects and represents the needs and interests of its clients. Tom is a graduate of Appalachian State University where he earned a BSBA in Finance. He also earned an MBA and an MFR (Master of Forest Resources), with honors, at the University of Georgia and is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He holds the designation of Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and serves on the Board of the National Alliance of Forestland Owners (NAFO) as well as the Advisory Board of the University of Georgia’s Center for Forest Business.