Tom is a Partner with Open Prairie and will utilize experience from his 30 year career in agribusiness with Tate & Lyle to identify and assess investment opportunities and assist portfolio companies in development of strategic objectives resulting in operational efficiencies and value creation for stakeholders. He is the Founder and President of Tadvise, an independent consulting firm that works with corporate and private equity clients, ranging in size from small businesses to Fortune 100, to improve performance and accelerate profitability. At Tate & Lyle, a leading multi-billion global agribusiness company providing high quality, specialty ingredients solutions to the food, beverage, health and wellness industries, Tom held a variety of leadership positions. As Senior Vice President of Food and Industrial Ingredients for the Americas, he was responsible for all commercial aspects of the $2 billion division covering North and South America and specialty businesses in Asia, Australia and South Africa, achieving record sales. Tom was also Senior Vice President of Food Ingredients for the Americas, an $800 million business unit with operations on five different continents. In this role, he produced double-digit margin growth in each year of his tenure, managed multiple new product launches, developed merger and joint venture strategies and directed several acquisitions. While serving as Vice President of Sales for Food Ingredients for the Americas, Tom managed all components of sales and marketing for the $400 million business. He received his Executive MBA from the University of Illinois and has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Denver.