Tom has proven track record over 20 years of demonstrated CEO-level and board leadership, entrepreneurial success, business transformation, fundraising, M&A, and product innovation within industries undergoing dramatic growth and/or disruption. He has been at the forefront of the broadband, smart grid, smart building, and IoT industries and has extensive experience in growing companies across hardware, services, and SAAS business models. Over his career, Tom has been instrumental in the successful completion of venture capital funding rounds in excess of $100M, acquired and integrated companies both domestically and abroad, attracted and consummated deals resulting in the acquisition of companies he has led, and been part of a management team that has taken a company through a public offering.
Most recently, as the CEO of Blue Pillar, Tom was responsible for the wholesale business transformation of Blue Pillar’s legacy hardware driven business into a highly recognized, industry award winning, IoT Network-As-A-Service provider selling to the most innovative energy retailers, demand response providers, and commercial and industrial customers. Prior to joining Blue Pillar, Tom was the CEO of CURRENT Group where he was recognized as a visionary in the Smart Grid energy industry. While at CURRENT, he managed a worldwide team which created, successfully launched, and deployed numerous products that became de facto standards in smart metering and smart grid communications throughout Europe. Earlier in his career, Tom was part of the management team of Efficient Networks, a disruptive networking start-up which was instrumental in pioneering the invention and deployment of broadband telecommunications services worldwide which culminated in Efficient’s IPO in 2000. At Efficient Networks, he led a team of over 125 employees as General Manager of Efficient’s largest business division (>$275M in annual revenue), a position he maintained after the company was acquired by Siemens off the public market.
Tom was recognized as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist in 2016 and Top 50 Smart Grid Pioneer in 2013 by Smart Grid Today.
- Coaching sports (Basketball, baseball)
- Movies / Music
Causes He Is Passionate About
- Volunteering – passionate about getting involved instead of sitting on the sidelines
- Climate change, sustainability
“Mr. Clarity – ability to take complex subjects that are difficult to understand and frame them in a way in which they are easy to comprehend and visualize.
And flying I guess.”