Thom Taylor received his BA at UC Berkeley, then attended the American Film Institute, where he began writing for trade publications (such as Variety, Movieline, and Millimeter). Drawing on his early background in film journalism, Taylor and his wife Melinda co-wrote the book “Digital Cinema” as a follow-up to Taylor’s first book, “The Big Deal: Hollywood’s Million-Dollar Spec Script Market,” an analysis of the stories-behind-the-stories of landmark screenplay sales throughout the 1990s.
Thom started his finance career at Credit Suisse First Boston after receiving his MBA from the University of Southern California. Since 2002, Thom Taylor has been managing investments for individuals, non-profits, and small to mid-sized corporations. Prior to establishing Del Rey Capital, he was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley. Thom has built a substantial business through customizing portfolios at the individual, family, and group level.
Thom was re-elected and currently is serving his second term on the board of the Del Rey Neighborhood Council, in West L.A. He has served as an advisor to the Sarah Jones Film Foundation, to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s After-School All-Stars, and has volunteered on numerous political campaigns at the local, state, and national level. Thom was introduced to the Junior State by Ambassador John Emerson and Ambassador Frank Baxter. Thom has been a JSA supporter for a number of years and looks forward to using his substantial entertainment and business connections to support the work of the Foundation.