Tom has built production build systems, led backend development and operations, and has extensive experience in FinTech and e-Commerce.
Tom is a self-starter, having led a 500 startups company and developed high-value products for Hulu, Sony, Wells Fargo, and Disney.
Software development and support of Hulu on major devices including Xbox, Playstation, Samsung, Vizio, LG, and TiVO. Responsible for developing and deploying Text-to-speech support to meet 2016 federal compliance on a variety of devices. Managed client development of core business drivers including product promotions, discounts, editorial placement, and landing page improvements. Led team of 10.
Developed Credit Card Dashboard using React and SCSS for the front-end, and Django / Python REST APIs for the backend. Designed and built financial underwriting pipeline for customers from being pre-qualified through approved.
Founded and developed Bitcoin Gift Card product from concept to market. Included a fully functional client built on top of the bitcoin protocol. Funded by 500 Startups. Produced 10k+ gift cards for promotional and retail sale.
Developed the Sony Playstation Store (store.playstation.com), which like iTunes, allows for anyone to purchase movies, video games, and more. Developed Internationalization support for 30+ languages. Developed and supported Checkout (one click, bundles, and discounts). Designed and developed SEO service generating 3.5m indexable pages on top of Backbone client.
Designed and performed analysis on multiple projects related building the Singly hosted platform for The Locker Project, which facilitated sync of social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and others. Built tools for guided oAuth setup, merged contacts viewer, interesting links collection, and a photo collection viewer. Instrumental in attracting developers to the platform.
Developed features for and maintained front-end on Wells’ most profitable B2B application which managed Commercial Credit Expense Reporting.
Led development on political awareness and action site. Stop the Spin was an experimental project aimed at allowing better understanding of "wicked problems", such as healthcare, abortion, global warming, etc. Used decision trees in order to allow people to explore complex issues, allowing them to arrive at a position based on logical conclusions.
Promoted to head of department. Built and led a team of 3 developers to develop and test new interfaces. Responsible for executing products from concept to fruition. Projects included advanced tools to allow consumers better ways to find and compare cars, internal tools to visualize sales data geographically, consumer dealer locator tools, car search widgets, and a new car photo compare.
Designed and implemented central repository for all television animation staff and potential candidates. System included features to allow management to review and rate all artists, maintain in depth history of creative talent, and preserve a digital archive of portfolios for reprinting and reviewing online. Additionally worked on system to facilicate Project Management of TV Animation through all stages of development.
Founded a company, GogoCoin, with investment and mentorship from Dave McClure and Sean Percival.
Interviewed Tim Draper for Hero City and Draper University in San Mateo.
Interviewed by Salim Ismail for Singularity University at NASA Ames.
Invited to speak at LAUNCH FEST by Jason Calcanis and hosted a booth in Startup Alley at the Concorse Center.
Guest speaker on This Week In Startups with Jason Calcanis.
Did a presentation on the Bitcoin network at San Francisco's DorkBot.
Invited to demo the OpenView Project's Streetview Tricycle as part of the Where Fair.
Authored sections on defining custom map markers in Google Maps and creating mapped slideshows of one's travels.
Authored section on georefrencing images with EXIF metadata.