One of our goals is to increase our value to our shareholders and Tom is responsible for driving, tracking and reporting the company’s financial position as well as managing our outreach to investors. Tom also leads our efforts to build partnerships, evaluate acquisitions, align our portfolio where we have competitive advantages and mitigate risk. Through Tom’s leadership, AES recorded a number of new financings at $5.2B and $1.9B from partnerships in 2014.
Tom brought diverse experience in the financial services industry and power sector to AES. He served as an advisor in the power and utility sector for private equity firm The Blackstone Group prior to joining AES. As CFO for PSEG, a $30B asset company with a diverse portfolio of USA and international utility and merchant power businesses, he led the company through a significant transformation. Tom began his career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in the Global Power and Utility Group, ultimately becoming Managing Director and the Head of North American Power.
Tom attended Northwestern University on a full tennis scholarship and graduated with a BA in Economics, and earned an MBA in Finance at the University of Chicago. He is Chairman of the Board of IPALCO. Tom also serves as the Chairman of the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern University (ISEN) and is on the Board of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.