Tom Newsom is a 25 year industry veteran with global sales, marketing, and general management experience. Tom’s experience managing distributed teams in multiple countries to achieve tangible business provides a valuable perspective in an increasingly “flat world” of globally distributed business models. He has directly managed a $500M P&L, a worldwide sales and support team of over 500 employees, and a geographically dispersed Business Unit with operations in 4 countries.
Tom’s experience in large capital equipment for the electronics and semiconductor industries provides a rich background for companies looking to expand their marketing and strategic account management competence. He has as track record of defining and executing marketing programs which increase marketshare, shift customer perception, and create new, compelling market positions. His experience in both emerging markets and more mature segments provides a diverse set of marketing processes as well as skill assessment and development programs which can be applied in many situations including growth, restructuring, and refocusing of business into new segments.
Tom has experience with numerous acquisitions and mergers, allowing him to bring valuable perspective companies seeking to evaluate synergies, implement transitions and mergers, or prepare firms for sale or IPO. Tom also has extensive experience in communications for investors, customers, and employees and offers a unique consultancy in the area of marketing communications and messaging. This marketing skill, coupled with a technical background, is a valuable resource for start-up companies, emerging technologies which are “crossing the chasm”, and businesses which need “refreshing” to provide a new image to the market.
Tom earned a BS degree in Electrical Engineering with high honors from the University of Tennessee. In addition, he completed the 12th executive MBA program offered jointly by Stanford and the National University of Singapore.
He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, and travels extensively throughout the US, Asia, and Europe.