As our legal and compliance expert, Tom ensures Geeq Corporation’s foundation is safer and better thought out than the great majority of our competitors. He is a partner at the international law firm Gowling WLG in the Waterloo region office, which has been focused on technology and startups for many years. Tom specializes in assisting entrepreneurs with startup and growth-oriented companies, M&A, and all aspects of equity and debt financing. He also serves as an office leader member of the firm’s Technology Industry Group. Tom has served as lead counsel for more than $1.5 billion of profitable exits for high-tech and traditional economy clients, and he currently serves on eight private technology company boards based in the Waterloo region technology cluster.
A strong community supporter, Tom is currently the Co-Chair of the Resurrection Secondary School Council, past Chairman of the Board of Governors of St. Mary’s General Hospital, and the past Chair of the Waterloo Region Catholic Schools Foundation. He is actively involved with the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship at Wilfrid Laurier University and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Centre for Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology at the University of Waterloo. Tom is a frequent guest lecturer on matters relating to M&A, financings, corporate governance, entrepreneurship and privately-owned enterprises. He was a contributing author to the recently published book, The Entrepreneurial Effect: Waterloo.
In spite of and in concert with Tom’s extremely busy schedule, Tom has positioned the Geeq Corporation to enter the world’s markets with all engines set to go.