Tom Harper started in commercial banking in 1969 in New York City and spent 13 years at executive levels with major banks headquartered in NYC and Houston, Texas. Mr. Harper also spent 12 years in the energy industry in Houston with Torch Energy Advisors’ Institutional Funding Group. In December, 1998, Mr. Harper reorganized and recapitalized a privately owned professional services firm, The Procurement Centre (TPC), which specialized in providing contract procurement and materials management professionals and consultants to the energy industry. In August, 2005, Mr. Harper joined Wellogix, Inc. as Vice Chairman, Director and investor and assisted with recapitalizing the company.
Mr. Harper graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1968 with a degree in Finance. While at UT he became a member of Texas Beta Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and also a UT Football Letterman. Since 2005 he has served as President of the UT Phi Endowment Fund, House Corporation for Texas Beta, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
Mr. Harper is Director of the Spirit Golf Association (SGA), a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, that promotes golf for philanthropic purposes which includes supporting the First Tee Program, sponsoring The Spirit International Amateur Golf Tournament. He is also a member of the President’s Advisory Council, University of Houston Downtown, a Director of the Houston SPCA, Chairman of the Houston SPCA’s $35 million Capital Campaign and a former member of The University of Texas at Austin Fine Arts Advisory Council.