Investor, Advisor, Entrepreneur

When not working with start-up companies, you might find Tom wandering somewhere looking for the next thing that piques his curiosity, traveling to his next adventure destination or spending time with friends (new and old) and family.

Tom is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of investment management, technology and consumer brands experience spanning various industries. The companies he has founded and sold range from athlete endorsed skincare brand BodyGlide, to owning and operating the Australia-New Zealand license for Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) to creating Digital DNA at Nara Logics.

A California native, Tom moved to Boston in 2010 to build artificial intelligence company Nara Logics, where he was Founder, Chairman and CEO.  An early pioneer in cloud-based computing at Internet scale, Nara is a neuroscience driven recommender engine with advanced inference, machine learning and predictive analytics capabilities.

Tom’s investment management career began as a banking and financial analyst for Ernst & Young where he was involved in the early days of CMBS. As Vice President of Willowbrook Capital Group, he managed an equity long/short portfolio across the sectors of telecom, cable, technology, and consumer discretionary (retail apparel and casual dining).

Tom is also a former general partner in systematic, quantitative hedge fund Blueshift Asset Management where he advised in the areas of innovation, research and alternative data discovery.

Board and advisory positions include Boston Children’s Hospital, the Winsor School for Girls and MIT’s sandbox startup initiative. Tom is also the co-author of several patents within the field of computational neuroscience. Tom holds a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from University of Southern California.


Real Estate Financier & Seasoned Venture Investor

Spanning over 30 years, Guy’s career experience spans commercial real estate finance, asset management and private equity investing Guy loves to travel, wander and spend time with family.

A widely recognized capital markets leader and frequent industry speaker, he was the founder and CEO of Johnson Capital, a national commercial real estate finance company which originates billions in annual finance transactions. Guy has also successfully sold several different Johnson Capital operating entities to various NYSE public companies including Prudential Insurance, CBRE, and Walker & Dunlop. He is also a founding partner in several other financial and real estate related and investment management companies including Johnson Capital Residential Investors (JV with a NYSE public company American Homes 4 Rent) and many non-public financial and real estate companies (JCR). Guy is also a very active private non-commercial real estate investor and has been an early and significant financier in noted luxury, consumer, and technology based companies pre-IPO to include Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU).

Presently Guy serves as Vice Chairman of Capital Markets for Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) and is also Chairman of Johnson Capital Residential Investments. He is a mentor and world leading authority on CREF. Guy holds a B.S. in Accounting from University of Southern California and an MBA from Loyola Marymount University.

Tom and Guy have been working together as venture investors over the past 15 years.