Tom's worked with newsroom and corporate teams through four decades, taking stories to national audiences as both an award-winning journalist and public affairs professional.
Clients value his relationships built through 20 years in daily media, followed by 13 years handling national public affairs and media relations for one of Canada's largest companies.
In 2011, he launched a consulting business to help clients across Canada build and protect their profiles.
A former investigative business reporter and media relations expert, he's worked on stories and issues in all forms of media.
Public affairs projects span major mergers and acquisitions, product launches, executive profile, and various crisis and issues management cases.
He had a front-row seat for one of Canada's largest initial public offerings; one of Canada's largest cross-border deals to buy a U.S. corporation (Manulife-John Hancock); a high-profile $1-billion investment fund collapse; plus many other industry-wide issues, interviews and initiatives.
As a business journalist, his stories appeared coast-to-coast covering a wide range of industries and companies.
He's led teams of writers, broken numerous business and investigative stories, plus covered major frauds and crime (Colin Thatcher, Albert Walker). He also freelanced for CBC, Canadian Business, Globe & Mail and others.
Broadcast appearances include CBC TV, CBC Radio, CTV, Global, and various regional outlets, plus he speaks at conferences, universities and colleges. For seven years, he served on the Ontario Press Council, which handled public complaints for more than 200 member papers.