Tom brings a unique perspective into his profession as a business intelligence analyst. A twenty-year career as a professional cellist, classical composer, conductor, and college professor allows him to approach visual analytics and management with the eyes of his audience. “Visual Analytics is similar to music composition in that you have to, at many times, balance numerous small, detailed elements that must work together to create one organized piece for a range of audiences. One false line and the song just doesn’t work or come across to the listener.” Tom holds a Doctorate in Music Composition, Theory and Analysis from Florida State University where he began his world-wide touring career as a concert cellist and composer. Most of his current musical endeavors include accompanying young songwriters and national acoustic acts.