Tom has been in the merger and acquisition business for more than forty years and, in 1985, he co-founded The Anderson Group with Barry Shapiro. Prior to Anderson, Tom founded and served as Chairman of The Oxford Investment Group, Inc., a Bloomfield Hills, MI based private equity investment firm. Tom began his career at Alberto-Culver Company where he was instrumental in the turnaround of the Mastry-Columbia Company, a chemical products subsidiary. Prior to founding Oxford, Tom was Executive Vice President of Guardian Industries Corp., a major international glass manufacturer, where he orchestrated Guardian’s acquisition and strategic growth initiatives. In his twelve years with Guardian, the company’s revenues grew from $100 million to over $700 million. Since leaving Guardian, Tom has successfully invested in and been operationally involved with numerous underperforming and turnaround situations. In addition to his involvement with The Anderson Group and its portfolio companies, Tom has served as a director of Amerus Group, Inc. (AMH), a large, NYSE listed life insurance and annuity company, for over 24 years.
Tom is a graduate of Brown University and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
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