Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FreedomPay
A marketing and new product development visionary, Tom has held leadership positions with some of the world’s most recognized consumer brands, followed by a string of highly successful start ups focused on emerging technologies including; internet, cloud computing and mobility. Tom has built a strong reputation in the business community as a focused leader, a strong hands-on operator and a successful entrepreneur. As a Product Director for Pepsi Cola, among the world’s leading consumer brands, Tom focused on marketing and new product development for Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew and an array of new beverage products. Later, Tom served as President and minority equity partner at The Franklin Mint, a manufacturer and direct marketer of collectibles. Under Tom’s leadership, the company grew sales from $150 million to over $1 billion annually with more than 5,000 employees spanning the globe. Tom spearheaded the global expansion of marketing to 35 countries while reinvigorating product development and expanding manufacturing, fulfillment and customer care facilities to meet worldwide demand. In 1995, Tom founded Intelihealth in partnership with US Healthcare and Johns Hopkins University. Intelihealth was the first company to provide personalized branded health care information to all forms of electronic media including the then-new medium of the Internet. Intelihealth.com won a “Webbie” for best health-related site in 1999 along with a “People’s Choice Award”. Aetna, Inc., the world’s largest insurer, acquired Intelihealth in 1999. In 2000, Tom founded FreedomPay the leading cloud-based payment, mobile and incentive platform. Today, the FreedomPay Commerce Platform serves global banks, Fortune 1000 corporations, elite healthcare institutions and is a leading provider of payment solutions to the United States government, serving over 20 federal agencies. In 2013, FreedomPay was selected by Microsoft as its commerce platform partner for the global banking and retail sectors. Tom is a founding member of The Cancer Support Community, a global nonprofit that provides emotional support, education and hope to cancer patients and their families. His wife, Jill, is Chair for the national organization’s Cancer Survivorship Research and Training Institute located in Philadelphia. Tom holds a BA from Drew University and an MBA from George Washington University.
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About FreedomPay, The Cancer Support Community: FreedomPay is a white label e-commerce platform for banks, retailers and healthcare organizations to deliver cloud-based user experiences.