President and Chief Operating Officer of Piper Jaffray - Tom received his bachelor's degree in government from Saint John's University in 1979 and his law degree from Harvard Law School. He has been with Piper Jaffray since 1986. Prior to his current position, he served as vice chairman and chief financial officer, a position he held since August 2006. Previously he served as head of the Corporate and Institutional Services business, the Equities and Investment Banking group, and the investment banking department. Tom serves on the board of directors of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He and his wife, Cheryl Appeldorn (CSB '81), reside in Edina, MN, and have two sons and a daughter.