Thom serves as a director of education at Performance Trust. He has significant experience consulting with and investing in community banks across the United States, sitting on boards of directors of portfolio companies and regulating bank holding companies in the upper Midwest.

Before joining Performance Trust in November 2016, Thom was a senior manager in the Chicago office of Wipfli, a Wisconsin-based accounting and consulting firm, helping financial institutions with strategic and capital planning. Among other various related positions, Thom has also spent 10 years in the Federal Reserve System, most recently as a supervision analyst with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Previously, he worked in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s corporate administration function where he provided analytical and managerial support to the Chicago Fed president and senior leadership team. Thom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Trinity College and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He holds FINRA Series 7, 63, 66 and 70 licenses.