Tom Kivisto an American businessman is a co-founder of SemGroup, L.P. He served as the company’s president and chief executive officer. Tom Kivisto was a great business personality with extra ordinary talent. He was very devotee towards his jobs and responsibilities. Under his leadership, SemGroup completed more than 40 acquisitions and its total assets grew from $227.4 million in 2000 to more than $3.6 billion at year-end 2005. Tom Kivisto was replaced by Terry Ronan on July 18, 2008, after news surfaced that SemGroup, L.P. was experiencing liquidity issues.
Tom Kivisto was a star point guard at East Aurora High School near Chicago. He then earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, majoring in pre-med/psychology and playing for the basketball team from 1970 to 1974.
Tom Kivisto moved his family to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1993 after having lived in Wichita, Kansas for 15 years working for Koch Industries. He started his own services company, SemGroup, which became one of the largest privately held companies in the United States