Tom works with Jackson River clients blending his talent for understanding people, systems, and organizational needs with his practical knowledge of nonprofit technology. Tom also leads Jackson River's Technology Services Practice and is responsible for all Jackson River technology consulting and technical project management engagements. He is the former Vice President of Professional Services at Kintera and Managing Partner of CTSG.
Name a client project or Jackson River-related accomplishment that you are especially proud of and why.
I’m proud of the team and culture that we have built at Jackson River. We have put together a tight-knit group of people that genuinely care about each other, the work that we do and helping progressive causes. I’m also incredibly proud of the partnerships we have developed over the years working with our progressive clients. Their teams are a passionate, intelligent and talented group of people like no other. I am flattered to get the chance to be a part of the amazing work that they are doing and to have the opportunity to help them make the world a better place.
What work excites you the most about your job?
I love many things about working at Jackson River, but the thing that drives me is problem solving. I am frequently working with clients and our team to solve problems for our clients. Solving problems that keep our clients up at night is very rewarding. With my Springboard hat on, I love to push the boundaries of how we think tools should work and what they should do, in order to develop better easy-to-use tools. When we do a demo and a roomful of people says, “I have been trying to crack that nut and you have done it,” then I know we are on the right track. It’s this type of innovation that keeps me waking up, and sometimes keeps me awake.
What’s your favorite animal?
Domesticated, would have to be dogs. Wild, I would say Panthers.
What can you be found doing on weekends?
I have quite a few hobbies, but they switch depending on season and mood. At the moment, I am enjoying boxing, but as the weather warms, I’ll get back into biking, hiking and fishing. If I could live anywhere, it would be Key West in the winter and Shenandoah in the summer.
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