Tom Finn

Contributing Author
Spend Matters
Tom was the editor of Healthcare Matters and is now a contributing author to Spend Matters. He is a serial entrepreneur and reluctant expert in the myriad applications of optimization to strategic sourcing and supply chain management – especially in healthcare, where the first collaborative sourcing projects ever attempted were successfully executed under his direction. He has been the first business executive hired by technology innovators from MIT, the University of Cambridge and CMU, so getting high-brow intellectuals and early commercial adopters on the same page is a battle-tested communication skill that Tom has had ample opportunity to hone over a 30-year career. Tom earned his undergraduate degree at Allegheny College and went on to the University of Taipei to continue his study of Mandarin. He has a knack for connecting dots that others don’t see and a readily obvious ability to communicate the possibilities.