Tom Groos

Tom is a partner at City Light Capital. Beyond his current City Light fund responsibilities, he is a member of the boards of Shotspotter-SST (Newark, CA) and Heartland Automation (Marysville, MI).

After 26 years of growing and leading two Michigan companies in the safety and security area, Tom is now the Vice Chairman of the Board of Minimax‚ÄźViking, a major fire protection systems company based in Hamburg, Germany. He also is the principal of his family office, Tyden Ventures, and is dedicated to spreading the concept of impact investing among private investors.
Current service activities include: The Board of Endeavor Detroit, the Board of Trustees at Cornell University, the SW Michigan Land Conservancy, and cofounder of The ImPact Society, a non-profit dedicated to promotion of impact investing. He was Chairman of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, a board member of the National Fire Protection Association, The Deming Center for Productivity at Columbia Business School, the Salvation Army of West Michigan, and was publicly elected to the Board of the Hastings MI Area School System.

Tom grew up in Hastings, MI and attended Cornell University and Columbia Business School. He and Lisa, his wife of 33 years, have two grown children.