Thomas Sharpe entered the dental industry in 2000 after graduating from law school. He led DDS, a DSO based in Oklahoma, from a start-up to 52 units at the time of its sale in 2019 to Affordable Care (ACI) / Berkshire Partners for a then record-high DSO sale multiple. Upon the sale, Sharpe joined the board of directors of ACI as a Vice Chairman. In August 2021, ACI sold a majority interest to Harvest Partners at another record-high DSO sale multiple. This led to Sharpe’s co-founding Dental Innovation Alliance (DIA) with Doug Brown. Sharpe holds degrees from Vanderbilt University (B.A. / M.B.A.) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Sharpe is on the board of Holland Hall School. He is on various ornamental committees at Vanderbilt University. Across his career and life, innovative, people-first focuses are hallmarks of his efforts.