Tom loves to compete and win new clients. It’s not that he’s an overly competitive guy, but when you work with organizations you’ve placed on a pedestal, it’s a pretty big deal to be invited in to help advance their mission. Tom takes each success and every realized goal personally because when you’re given the opportunity to help shape the vision and strategy of organizations that are making a real difference in the world, you’re making an impact. And Tom’s personal commitment that impact permeates every aspect of the company.
Tom founded Waldron in 1982 and has led the firm for almost 35 years. He’s watched what other firms have done and at times has purposely deviated from the standard in order to adapt and respond to a constantly changing market.
Tom’s always been a volunteer, even as a youngster. He’s served on over 20 boards and he and his wife, Pam, are personally engaged in local and global philanthropic endeavors. Tom is currently on the boards of the Universtiy of Washington Foundation, The Evans School, Pro Mujer, Seattle International Foundation and the Burke Museum. In the rare moment when he’s not volunteering, meeting with the team, or working with a client, Tom can be found on the tennis court or on a sailboat . In both environments, his love of strategy quickly becomes apparent. Whether hitting the perfect shot or setting a nautical course, Tom is in his element figuring out how to get from point A to point B and beyond. Achievement is about having a plan and adjusting your game when needed to keep your goal within sight. Tom applies this valuable insight to everything we do at Waldron.