Tom began his career with academic positions at the University of Waterloo, in the Faculty of Engineering, Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Business Administration, and The University of Calgary in the Faculty of Management. During this time, he published several articles and book chapters on topics ranging from expectancy theory to motivational culture to selection utility. In 1986 he co-authored a book on the selection interview titled “Behavior description Interviewing: New, Accurate, Cost Effective.” In 1992 Tom left academia and took a position as Director of Behavior Description Systems with Personnel Decisions International (PDI), in Dallas, Texas. After PDI sold its selection business to ePredix in 2000, he accepted a position as Director of Assessment for Guru Worldwide Inc. of San Francisco. When Guru was being considered for sale to Unicru in 2001, he briefly joined Unicru as a Chief Scientist. As Unicru completed the purchase of Guru, he ultimately took on the role of Chief Scientist for Behavior Description Technologies to pursue a long held belief in the value of online interview decision support technology.