Tom, a founding Board Member of ICX Media, is currently President and CEO of RBmedia, the largest worldwide publisher of audiobooks through its Recorded Books and other publishing imprints and a leading distributor of digital media to consumers via its RBdigital and Audiobooks.com platforms.
Tom is also currently President of Cove Street Partners, an investment and advisory firm helping technology companies succeed across the lifecycle – from innovation, to growth, through M&A transactions.
Tom was formerly CEO of Verve Mobile. Verve was the first company to use data and analytics to understand how mobile users move through the consumer journey and harness that knowledge for advertisers. He grew Verve from a small startup to over 150 people, profitability and over $100 million annual revenue. Previously, Tom was CEO of ExtendMedia, a leading IP video software company serving customers including AT&T, Verizon, Disney and Paramount. Extend was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2010. Tom also served as CEO of Lightningcast, a pioneer in online video advertising where he led the development of the first advertising technology platform specifically designed for monetizing broadband video and launched the first online video ad network. After AOL acquired Lightningcast in 2006, Tom was SVP Strategy and Corporate Development at AOL overseeing strategy, strategic planning and corporate and business development for AOL’s advertising businesses. Prior to Lightningcast, Tom founded and served as CEO of Backwire, an online and mobile messaging company that was acquired by Leap Wireless in 2001. Prior to his career in media and technology, Tom was a corporate lawyer with the global law firm Dechert.