As Chief Financial Officer of TradeKing Group, Inc., Tom oversees the Company's brokerage and online advisory businesses’ finance, accounting and strategic development activities. Before co-founding TradeKing, Tom was a co-founder, partner and managing director of Baird Venture Partners, LLC, a venture capital firm based in Chicago. Prior to Baird Venture Partners, Tom served as a vice president in Robert W. Baird & Co.'s Investment Banking Group. Tom was also a senior product manager and senior analyst at Morningstar, Inc., and an associate in Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.'s Investment Banking Division. Tom earned an M.B.A. with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, an M.A. with high honors from Michigan State University and a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.