TOM CREWS | Managing Director   

Tom has more than 30 years of experience as an investment banker and corporate executive of venture capital and private equity backed companies. During his career, Tom has been directly responsible for raising venture capital and private equity for companies in a variety of industries and at different stages of development.  In addition, Tom has over 20 years experience as a member of the senior management team of venture capital funded companies, including eight years as CEO for three different companies, SynergEyes (hybrid contact lenses), Envenergy and Pentech Solutions (both technology-enabled building and energy management firms).  Tom was also one of two co-founders and Senior Vice President of INC Research, a venture capital-backed pharmaceutical services company that was acquired in 2010 for over $600 million.  Most recently, Tom was the co-founder and Managing Director of Stratford Partners, a FINRA-registered boutique investment banking firm with headquarters in San Diego, CA.

Tom started his career as a corporate attorney at a leading San Diego law firm. Early in his career, Tom also worked in commercial banking at a major West Coast bank. Tom earned his JD and MBA degrees from the Ohio State University, and his BA in Business Administration from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where he was a three-year letterman in both basketball and baseball.