Tom became co-managing partner of Permira in 2008, having joined as a partner in 2005 to build the North American business. He serves on the Permira board, executive committee and investment committee, and in June 2011 became the fund minder of Permira VI, Permira V, Permira IV, Permira Europe III, Permira Europe II and Permira Europe I. Tom has worked on a number of transactions including Aearo Technologies, Duff & Phelps, Freescale Semiconductor, Genesys, Intelsat and Jet Aviation, and is responsible for the oversight of Permira’s Legico investment.

Prior to joining Permira, Tom was a partner in the New York buy-out firm Forstmann Little & Co, where he worked for 13 years.

Tom has a degree in chemistry and political science from Duke University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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