As Chief Operating Officer, Tom Wagner is responsible for the operations of both Spartan Invest and ARP. He brings more than 15 years of experience in public and private sector operations management to both firms. His approach to leadership draws on the many lessons he learned serving in our nation’s military. After graduating from The United States Military Academy at West Point, Tom went on to serve as an Army Aviation Officer, reaching the rank of Captain and serving as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot. From 2007-2015, he served in postings both here in the United States as well as multiple overseas deployments in Afghanistan.
His time in the Army helped to lay the foundation for his current role as COO through several progressive leadership positions, including company commander and operations manager for his unit. After his time in the Army, Tom earned his MBA from Duke University with a concentration in corporate finance and strategy. Later in 2017, he joined ScottMadden Management Consulting to assist Fortune 500 firms in end-to-end operations with a focus in operations leadership, finance and accounting, and strategic development and planning.
During his time at ScottMadden, between 2017 and 2020, Tom worked with his clients to measure and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their organizations. He also worked with organizations to develop and implement gap-based business planning processes. His most recent endeavor included his time as Associate to the President of Autocar Trucks where he was responsible for strategy development and implementation.
In 2021, Tom joined Spartan Invest and ARP as chief operating officer in order to help optimize the day-to-day within both firms. He has held a small portfolio of residential real estate in Alabama since 2007. Tom is originally from East Grand Forks, Minnesota and currently lives in Mountain Brook, Alabama with his wife, Sarah Beth, and daughter, Elizabeth. In his free time, you can find him on the lake with his family. Fun fact about Tom: when he was in the Army, he primarily flew distinguished visitors such as general officers, congresspeople, heads of foreign states, and USO entertainers.