Tom has a highly technical and academic background. Tom graduated from Penn State in 1975 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Over the years he worked for several major corporations… always in some technical capacity, including Motorola, General Dynamics, Advanced Micro Devices, and National Semiconductor.
When the semiconductor underwent some horrific business challenges in the early 2000 timeframe, Tom decided to make a radical career change. Over a few years and significant prayer, he entered the College Funding field in 2003. As his knowledge base in College Funding increased, he became extremely displeased with the “state of the industry”. So in 2005 Tom and his wife Lawrene decided to do College Funding “the right way” (in their words), and they founded GetCollegeFunding in Dana Point, CA.
The company’s strength was founded on 2 pillars: integrity (#1)… and expertise in the complex college financial aid system. They quickly realized the need to expand into ALL areas of College Planning (which few “College Funding” companies do), including College Selection and Admissions, SAT test preparation, Tax Planning and, of course, Financial Planning. GetCollegeFunding has grown into an unparalleled All-In-One College Planning organization, due in large to their meticulous selection of “best-of-breed” Advisory Team members.