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.