Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Tom Kivisto - a man who never look back


A successful businessman of America named Tom Kivisto, was a co founder of SemGroup, L.P. his company expanded in just 5 years to great heights. Under his leadership, the total assets grew from $227.4 million to $3.6 billion. Tom has earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kanas in the field of pre-med/psychology and was also used to play for basketball team. He also bagged the titles like academic all American, all big 8 and academic all big 8. He is also the holder of the title for the single game assist record for the kanas team. He also belongs to Illinois basketball hall of fame.

In 1993, Tom Kivisto moved with his family to Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was a self employer; working for his own company, SemGroup, which later became one of the largest privately held companies in USA filing bankruptcy. Kivisto also used to donate to his alma mater, university of kanas, to help those building new facilities for upbringing of football talent in the school. Later Tom Kivisto was on the board of directors of Saint Francis health system, family and children’s services and project single parent, a nonprofit organization. He also became the trustee for the University of Tulsa. In 2007, Kivisto was awarded with president’s award for the pipe liners club of Tulsa. 

Tom Kivisto is a very successful man and never seen back in his life. Even after facing difficulties in life, he is moving ahead aiming high in life!!  

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Tom Kivisto- a successful businessman


If success was lineage, Tom Kivisto justifies it just right. Born from a father, Ernie who was a successful basketball coach Tom flagged many wins in the game. To his success adds many trophies and tournaments. He played as a member of KU’s from 1971 to 1974 in NCAA Final Four teams. To add more to the glory of this successful businessman he holds the single game assist record for the Kansas team. Tom Kivisto is also a member of the Illinois basketball hall of fame. Along with collecting trophies from basketball games across the year, he studied psychology and completed his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas. He post graduated in Urban planning to kick start his life ahead in the world of business where he flourished his dreams like a free bird.
Tom Kivisto is a successful American businessman who is a founder of the Semgroup, LP. He served the company as a president from April 2000 to July 18, 2008. His success story can be stated by the number of acquisitions under his tenure in the company. More than 40 acquisitions and a total asset growth from $222.4 million in 2000 to more than $3.6 billion at year end 2005. Need we say more..?