Tom Forbath

Executive Associate

Tom Forbath has more than 30 years of senior management experience in the for-profit sector, specifically in the fields of banking, commercial finance, financial planning, and projections. Tom’s experience in the financial sector includes Vice-Presidential roles with Manufacturers Bank, Fleet Capital Corp., and Wells Fargo Capital Finance where he managed a team with a combined portfolio of asset-based transactions of $2.3 billion for Fortune 1000 companies. Tom later became Partner and Founding Manager of Leverage Global Partners and later, Pure Aesthetics and Wellness.  

Having successfully founded, managed, and grown two start-ups over the course of his career, Tom has harnessed this knowledge to advise new businesses and nonprofit entities to help them conduct industry research and develop innovative business plans.  

In addition to his vocational work in the private and nonprofit sectors, Tom serves as a board member for several nonprofit organizations and is currently a long-time board member for the EduCare Foundation, a nonprofit that provides afterschool education to approximately 30,000 underprivileged public-school youth annually.  

Tom graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, and he also holds a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.  

Fundraising Area of Expertise: Tom’s predominant expertise is in Development Program Review and Expansion Strategies. He is also skilled in Strategic Planning, Project Management, Risk Management and Fundraising Governance, and the related disciplines of finance, operations, and grants management. 

Sector Experience: Education, Healthcare 

Tom’s fundraising must have: A strong commitment from leadership, solid and professional team to implement, and a well-defined development plan and mission that inspires the team and donors. 

Contact Tom at: tforbath@ssutton-and-associates.com

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