Tom started his career as a software renegade in high school. Then, still baby-faced, he went legit and founded Voice Courier Inc. (VCi) to service the emerging Interactive Voice Response market. Tom led VCi’s expansion to over 100 employees in three countries. (The VCi Group of Companies was successfully sold in 2005.) In the past, Tom co-developed Planet Traveller, a low-carbon hotel project in downtown Toronto. Today, Tom focuses his efforts on carbon mitigation and is active in cleantech venture capital, technology incubation and commercialization, and public advocacy.
Tom is an Action Canada Fellow and has a BASc (University of Waterloo), an MSc (University of London), and an MA and Phd (University of Toronto), and is the author of three acclaimed books.