Tom has assembled more than 30 years of hospitality leadership experience over his professional career. Prior to joining Rockbridge, Tom most recently was the chief operating officer and executive vice president of asset management of Diamond Rock Hospitality from January 2017 to March 2022. Before that, Tom worked at Strategic Hotels and Resorts from July 2006 to January 2017. Prior to Strategic Hotels and Resorts, Tom served in various corporate and property operational roles for Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Hyatt Hotels & Resorts from 1988 to 2006. Tom graduated from Johnson & Wales University, earning a BS in hospitality management, and he earned a Masters with Distinction (MSc) in hospitality and tourism leadership from the University of Strathclyde Business School, Cornell University, and Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne.