In 2011 after many years as a senior partner with Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest and most well-respected accounting and business advisory firms, Tom launched Doescher Advisors, where he continues to advise privately owned business owners and executives.
In his last 20 years at Plante Moran, Tom founded and led the firm’s manufacturing and distribution practice, which became Plante Moran’s largest industry group. His work involved advising the owners and senior executives of privately owned, middle-market manufacturing businesses and distributors spanning several continents. Specialty areas of focus for Tom included wide-ranging business advisory services for automotive suppliers, metal formers, and other industrial companies. Within the firm, he was instrumental in establishing and building the government, global services, and corporate finance practices. Throughout his career, Tom mentored firm partners and staff. Known for his high level of integrity, strategic vision, and laser-like focus, Tom’s passion for advising businesses led to the establishment of Doescher Advisors.
Tom completed Harvard Business School’s “Leading a Professional Service Firm” executive program and studied at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Western Michigan University. He served on the Board of Directors of the Precision Metal Forming Association East Michigan District and is on the Advisory Board of Gingras Global. He is also active in the Original Equipment Suppliers Association where he spoke to the Young Leadership Council on Difficult Customer Conversations, and is a member of the Flint & Fenton Chambers. His extensive cross-cultural experience includes participating in several humanitarian activities in Central and South America, Africa, Oceania and Asia.