• Tom Wolf

    In early 2009, Tom Wolf was preparing to announce his bid for governor and received an urgent phone call. The company he sold three years earlier—a company he spent twenty-five years building and growing—was on the brink of going bankrupt and closing. Rather than walking away and leaving his former employees to join the ranks of the unemployed, Wolf immediately ended his campaign and negotiated a repurchase of the family business, putting every penny he had into the enterprise. Tom knew that if he did not innovate, the company would not survive in today’s competitive economy.