Tom co-founded Magnuson Hotels, America’s fastest growing hotel brand as a US-based business with his wife Melissa in 2003. Today, Magnuson Hotels is a top 10 global hotel chain with 1,000 hotels across three continents; it has been ranked #1 Hotel Company of Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 fastest growing privately owned US companies, and has recently formed a global alliance of 8,000 hotels/800,000 rooms with Jin Jiang Hotels and Louvre Hotel Group.

Before getting into the hotel business, Tom was a professional drummer in Boston and Los Angeles.