As the CEO of Yandy, Thom is responsible for setting the vision and strategic direction of the company as it moves through a significant transformation from marketplace to brand, and repositions itself for accelerated growth.
Thom has been a technology, e-commerce and digital media industry veteran for 20+ years where he’s led major repositioning and growth initiatives serving in strategy, operations, product, sales and marketing, business and corporate development executive roles. He counts Maria Shireen, Digital Air Strike, Tallwave, EmpowHER, Marketwired – a NASDAQ company, and GoDaddy among the companies he’s been privileged to serve. Thom has been active in the technology industry and startups in Arizona and Silicon Valley for decades and serves on various advisory boards for venture funds and startups across the country.
Deeply involved in the community, most recently, Thom served as Chairman of the Board for LGBTQ youth development organization one·n·ten. He is also a past Board member for the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS and Make-A-Wish® Arizona.
Thom graduated from Youngstown State University with degrees in Economics and Political Science. He is also an alum of the Executive Education Program for The Thunderbird School of Global Management. He has been a lifelong advocate and volunteer for causes and organizations that support his passion for health & wellness and youth. Thom lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his husband Tavit, their son Dante, and a handful of vertically challenged dachshunds.