Tom is the Founding Partner of Rustic Canyon Partners, one of Los Angeles’ leading venture capital firms. Before founding Rustic Canyon Partners, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Times Mirror Company. Prior to joining Times Mirror he was a partner of Morrison & Foerster and, earlier, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Tom also serves on the boards of The California Community Foundation, CalArts, Heal the Bay, MOCA (Life Trustee), and ProPublica. He is also a Trustee of the California State Teachers Retirement System. Tom is also a board member of several Rustic Canyon portfolio companies, as well as Blackline Systems and Praedicat.