Principal Consultant

Tom is an experienced IT Executive with a deep knowledge base in infrastructure, applications, and operations management.  He is an effective communicator and technical expert who can build and lead high caliber teams to consistently deliver quality products on time and within financial expectations.  He is also a technologist and strategist who understands the business, IT’s role in support of the business, and how to apply technology to business requirements.

Tom has over 25 years of experience in IT, 10+ years executive level, and has worked for companies such as Affirmative Insurance, Coventry Health Care, AAA NCNU, and USAA.

Tom rejoined Kaeppel Consulting in early 2014 after serving three years as the Chief Information Officer at Affirmative Insurance.  As CIO he eliminated a major outsourcing contract, grew the internal IT department, consolidated redundant systems, and reduced overall IT expense by 40%.

Previously at Kaeppel Consulting, Tom was responsible for the acquisition, development, staffing, and maintenance of client contracts.  He was also a principle consultant/program manager in the space of IT best practices, customer relations, operations, and processes.  His clients included the Texas DPS, Texas DOT, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), and The Hartford.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from St. Mary’s University.

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