Thomas is a well accomplished, hands-on technology executive, with a proven track record of successfully launching high-growth, disruptive, technology products in the education space. He is currently the CEO of Launch Deck, an Iowa-based technology service provider. He was the founding CEO of Tutor Universe (now called GotIt! – a top ranked education app in the U.S. and several other countries). He helped build a team of experienced engineers and famous mentors which include Guy Kawasaki (Chief Evangelist of Apple, VC, and bestselling author). Prior to Tutor Universe, Thomas worked on a PhD in Computer Science and had major publications in the fields of machine learning, natural language processing, internet security, distributed systems, and computational epidemiology. He is the author of a patent on advanced matching technology, and an active advisor/investor in a handful of technology startups across the country. He also teaches a course on mobile application development in the University of Iowa’s Department of Computer Science.