Thom’s career in the yachting industry spans over 35 years. He is an avid sailor and has held positions as Captain, project manager, yacht broker, yacht builder, and shipyard owner. Throughout his career he has been involved with the construction, sale and repair of yachts ranging in size from 15m (50’) to 96m (315’) in six different countries - the United States, Holland, Germany, Turkey, Canada and Italy. Thom is a managing director for Ocean Independence and is responsible for the buying, selling, chartering and managing of yachts in the region. Thom utilises his business acumen and sales expertise to promote the Ocean Independence brand and, with his U.S. team, bolsters sales in his region. In addition to his responsibilities with Ocean Independence, he is also the exclusive representative for Heesen Yachts in North America, Mexico, the Bahamas and Caribbean. Thom’s comprehensive knowledge of yacht construction, sales, management and operations has established him as a trusted advisor to clients and colleagues.