Tom Leydiker – Founder of Tom Leydiker Foundation

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Tom Leydiker is the founder of Tom Leydiker Foundation, a charitable organization whose mission is to support other managed charities on both a local and global level. Tom has always been an avid philanthropist, giving to charities that are near and dear to his heart, but this organization, which he founded in 2016, will be able to help causes on a much greater scale. Some of these causes include: assistance for the homeless, education initiatives, and improved access to social services.
Tom is also a seasoned executive, an expert investor, and a passionate entrepreneur who works with one of the largest debt relief companies in the United States today. Tom has been working in the world of finance for over a decade now and has earned a reputation as not only being an expert in his industry, but a respected advisor as well. His areas of expertise include debt relief, commercial banking, real estate financing, private equity, and more.

With Tom’s guidance, the company has become a premier resource in the financial services industry and has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Not only is the company recognized for its business ethics, but it has also received rave reviews from a variety of consumers. The reason for the company’s success is because Tom Leydiker and his team are dedicated to delivering high-quality services to their clients day in and day out.

Upon receiving his undergraduate degree at Lubin School of Business – Pace University, Tom began to mold out his career path. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, graduating from the college in 2002. Since then, he has earned and held positions at cornerstone institutions in the financial services industry and has also launched a variety of endeavors on his own, all of which have been successful.

Some of the board and advisor roles that Tom Leydiker has held throughout his career so far have been very diverse. They include roles within digital design and development, cloud computing, and marine conservation efforts.

Where did the idea for Tom Leydiker Foundation come from?

I have always been involved with various philanthropic efforts both in my hometown of New York, as well as supporting organizations who have a more global-focused mission. Recently, I had the opportunity to sponsor Tikva’s Annual Gala at Escape NYC, which really inspired me to get involved on a much larger scale. I wanted to continue supporting the causes that are very important to me, however, I wanted to do it on a more frequent basis and in a more substantial way. With this foundation, I want to address the short-term and long-term needs of people around the world. This includes disaster relief efforts all the way to economic empowerment.

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

Because I am involved in so many endeavors, phone calls and responding to client’s needs is what fills up most of my day. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you have a job working with so many people, so it’s important to stay organized and tackle one issue at a time. The more organized you are, the more people you can help.

How do you bring ideas to life?

My team and I put our ideas through the workflow channel. Once we feel that the idea is solid enough, we implement trials and engage in research to measure the potential success of the idea. If these trials prove favorable, we continue along the process. If they don’t, we kill the idea. When you think you have a good idea, work diligently to execute it. It’s also important to surround yourself with experienced investors and partners. Thanks to them, we have been able to bring our ideas to life and watch them work for the greater good.

What’s one trend that really excites you?

The increase in debt relief assistance available to the public in today’s world. The clients’ success stories that I have heard of them pulling themselves out of debt and turning their lives around is what keeps me going, so I am glad there has been such an increase for this sort of help.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

Constantly reading and staying on top of market trends.

What advice would you give your younger self?

While I couldn’t have envisioned a better career path for myself, I would advise my younger self to stay more focused on the things that matter in the earlier stages of my life.

Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.

That it is possible to solve the national consumer debt problem and get everyone out of debt.

As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?

Read relevant articles constantly to stay on top of trends, exercise frequently to encourage a healthier and more active lifestyle, and keep a journal to reflect on your thoughts.

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?

Being selective about the partners, staff, and team that I work with. Having support from all aspects of the organization has been vital in building a strong foundation, as well as evolving into a thriving company.

What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?

Contributing money to Tikva Children’s Home. I have been supporting this organizing for years now because of all that they have been doing to help at-risk Jewish children build the lives for themselves that they truly deserve.

What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?

“Blockchain For Beginners: The Complete Step By Step Guide To Understanding Blockchain Technology” by Mark Watney

What is your favorite quote?

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”