Tom Sarno

Senior Managing Director, Head of Timberland and Farmland Operations

Tom is responsible for Hancock Natural Resource Group’s timberland and farmland operations around the world including current investments in North America, South America, New Zealand and Australia.  In this role, Tom builds on his experience and capabilities honed as the Director of Global Operations for the Hancock Timber Resource Group where he is responsible for developing and leading large scale, integrated, investor owned, and third-party forestry property management platforms for our timberland clients around the world.   Prior to that role he has served as Senior Portfolio Manager with HTRG, where he was responsible for account management and portfolio development for individually managed accounts and pooled investment vehicles. Tom has also served in the capacities of General Manager, Southern Division and Mid-Atlantic Region Manager for Hancock Forest Management. In those roles, he led a team of professionals who provided asset management, stewardship and fiduciary oversight for HTRG managed assets in the US South and Northeast. Prior to joining the firm in 2004, Tom was a Procurement Manager for International Paper’s Pensacola paper mill and McDavid sawmill enterprise. Among other roles, he has also served as Forest Operations Manager as well as Forest Analyst for Champion International Corporation. Tom earned a Bachelor of Science, with honors, in Forest Resources and Conservation from the University of Florida.