Tom has over 20 years of experience building and managing Internet companies through startup, growth, funding, and exit stages. Tom is the co-founder and managing director of Science, Science Ventures Fund II, and Science Partners, a Santa Monica based incubator, accelerator, and funder of early stage companies. Science manages an active roster of pre-Seed and funded companies, and has multiple incubated company exits including Dollar Shave Club (sold to Unilever), Hello Society (sold to NY Times Co), and Famebit (sold to Google).
Prior to Science, Tom served as the VP of Business Intelligence for Myspace, responsible for user engagement and monetization analytics for +100 million monthly users, and participated in the business unit divestiture.
Prior to joining MySpace, Tom was the co-founder, CFO, and COO of Tsavo Media (exit to CyberPlex, Toronto:CX.TO) an online publishing network of over 400 owned and operated sites. Tom spent four years with Spark Networks (AMEX:LOV), an online personals and social networking provider, in charge of strategic development. Prior to Spark, Tom was part of the founding management team at Move (NASDAQ:MOVE), an online real estate listing service serving consumers and brokers. Tom’s career in online media started with The Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company) where he developed online classified businesses and partnerships within the newspaper industry.
Tom received his Bachelor of Science from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, and an MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
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