Tom MacPherson – Principal
After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1972, Tom spent ten years in various leadership positions in public accounting, public utility accounting, and manufacturing, including two years with KPMG. During that time, Tom also owned and operated several companies, including a public accounting company and a residential construction company. In 1982, Tom purchased a Kwik Kopy quick-print franchise, which later became Performance Printing.
During the next 20 years, Tom increased the annual sales of his quick-print company from $700,000 to $4,000,000 – making it the single largest franchisee in the Kwik Kopy system, and the 11th largest single-location quick-print company in the world. Also, during that time, Tom started, purchased, sold, and/or merged nine different printing companies, including a division of a publicly held company.
In 2002, Tom sold his interest in his printing company and spent the next 18 months converting his clients to the new owner. While there, he also developed the corporate Marketing Plan, Sales Plan, and Procedures Manual for the acquiring company.
Tom joined the Summit Acquisitions Group (SAG) in 2003, and moved to Charlotte, NC in 2011 to set up the SAG office for North and South Carolina.
Tom has a BA in Accounting from the University of Virginia , served as a member of PIAG (Printing Industry of Georgia) Board of Directors, has practiced public accounting in Virginia and Georgia, and has a Georgia Real Estate License. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Carolina Virginia Business Broker Association (CVBBA), and was president of the association in 2014.
While his 20 year history in the printing industry makes him a natural for assisting in the sale of printing companies, his varied background and experience makes him an excellent adviser for the sale of companies in various industries.
Tom is an avid golfer, who also enjoys fishing and reading. He has been married to his wife, Lois, since 1976, and has two adult daughters.
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