Tom found accountancy after he realized that a degree in History and Politics wasn’t particularly useful as a basis for a successful career. He trained as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in London, and ended up managing a variety of teams in the UK and internationally working for blue-chip businesses. An aversion to wearing a suit led him to focus on media clients, which eventually resulted in him moving in-house at Redwood Publishing (part of AMV BBDO), injecting some financial rigor into the agency’s largest accounts.
DWA lured him away in early 2013, and since then he has looked after all things back-office, initially for Europe but also for the US business since late 2016. Tom relocated to San Francisco in January 2017 where his beard and tortoiseshell glasses mean he has blended in well, despite the English accent.