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 as well as worked on high-value products for Sony and Wells Fargo.
Developed a Credit Card Dashboard using React and SCSS for the frontend, and Django / Python REST APIs for the backend. Designed and built underwriting pipeline for user 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
Developed the Sony Playstation Store, which like iTunes, allows for anyone to purchase movies, video games, and more.
Designed and did analysis on multiple projects related building the Singly hosted platform for The Locker Project (http://lockerproject.org/). Did development on an interactive guided setup, a merged contacts viewer, an intesting links collection, and a photo collection viewer.
Developed new system for adding, tracking, and searching events, art, theme camps, and people for the Burning Man art festival in Reno, Nevada.
Developing applications and sales tools for commercial credit tools for the Comercial Services branch of Wells Fargo.
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 three developers to pursue potential new interfaces for Cars.com & NewCars.com. Responsible for executing products from concept to frutition. Projects included (but not limited to) 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 developed a variety of prototype user friendly applications for Cars.com and NewCars.com.
Designed and implemented a 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.
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.