President & CEO
Tom is the third of four children in his family. Due to his father’s job, they moved frequently and far; from the east coast to the west coast and back until they finally settled in Baltimore for the remainder of his adolescence. Growing up, he was a three-sport athlete and received top honors in each. He attended Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA, where he started on the football team for four years and played baseball for one season. Tom met his wife of 33 years while at school and they were married the year they graduated. They later had two children, Nicholas and Britton, who were both born in his wife’s hometown of Lafayette, LA. They moved to Houston in 1989 and have lived in their home ever since. Both of his children have recently moved back to Houston from Dallas; which brought their grandson, Nathan, home as well. They are patiently waiting for Nathan’s sister, Claire, to be here any time now. Britton works at The Noble Group and Nicholas is a software engineer. All is good!
Why I love my job:
Work is treat for me. It all boils down to our people. The Noble Group has an amazing group of people who are always willing to work together toward a common goal. We help each other succeed by sharing ideas, resources and best practices. Our collaboration is vital in order to see how we can best improve because at the end of the day, we are here to serve our clients with excellence. We encourage further education within our company, which leads to a customized and successful career path for all of our employees. The majority of our producers have multiple designations. Best of all, we enjoy each other’s company. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to work with people who you will have life-long friendships with.
Most people don’t know I:
I am a Halloween fanatic!
Best thing ever:
Definitely, my wife. She gave me my kids, who have in turn given me grandkids.
Wish from a genie:
A long, healthy life for everyone in my family.
Houston heat-but at least it’s better than the snow!
My favorite place is:
Alaska – by way of a cruise.
A glass of bourbon and a cigar in the evening.
My last meal would be:
Surf and turf.
My favorite book:
Best business advice I ever received was:
Find a niche in business and then become an expert!