Master of Management at Aquinas College

Thomas Olive, M.M.

Tom Olive
Adjunct Lecturer of Business


Professor Olive teaches introductory and intermediate corporate finance as an adjunct. Mr. Olive serves as President & CEO of Crystal Flash, Inc. and has prior experience leading turn-arounds/transformations as CEO of two other West Michigan-based businesses. Mr. Olive started his career in public accounting and advanced through financial management development roles within The Procter & Gamble Company and Campbell Soup Company before serving in CFO and CEO roles within middle-market companies. Mr. Olive earned a BSBA summa cum laude from Drake University (1985) and a Master of Management with distinction at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (1987). He has completed the professional certification examinations as a CPA, CMA and CTP (currently inactive) and is a member of NACD and PDA.


  • BSBA, Drake University
  • MM, Northwestern University
  • CPA
  • CMA
  • CTP