Tom has always been an entrepreneur and focused on building strong relationships. He grew up in El Paso, Texas and started his first business while in high school. Tom graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio with a degree in Finance while starting his second business. After graduation, Tom started his first mortgage company and partnered with one of the largest real estate companies, creating one of the first lender/real estate partnerships. He sold that company in 2009 and joined Benchmark Mortgage. In 2013, he partnered in the purchase of Hood Boss with a goal of providing leadership and experience. Tom works very closely with his partners to help develop the sales and customer service teams.