TOM SCHAEFER, JR.
A recent transplant to the Charlotte Area by way of Miami, Florida, Tom is a Strategic Partner with WIMS Consulting, where he heads up Business Development and consults with clients in applying analytic systems to their business development efforts. Some of the fields he's worked with include real estate, financial services and SaaS business models.
Tom is a Financial Advisor-turned-consultant and business development expert, who has worked with financial institutions like Morgan Stanley and TransAmerica, with a primary focus on working with business owners. During his time in Miami, he cofounded or advised companies in the fields of Health and Fitness, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, and SaaS. Tom partners with Founders and department heads to grow sales and client facing teams, impressing the importance of building relationships. He utilizes key engineering principles to implement systems that grow and track demand generation efforts, while keeping the human connection at the forefront.
When working with Tom, you can expect full transparency. In addition to the extensive business development experience, Tom always presses the importance of the personal connections, and how they help a person grow professionally and personally.
Tom holds a BS in Engineering from Florida International University. Outside of the office, you can find him wandering in one of North Carolinas many hiking trails, yelling at the TV when Jeopardy! is on, striking up a conversation with a complete stranger at one of Charlottes local breweries, or saying hi to a dog before introducing himself to the owner.