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BrightEdge Leadership Team

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Tom Ziola

Vice President, Business Development

Tom is BrightEdge's VP of Business Development. He has over 15 years experience in business development, start-up management, and venture capital creating strategic business relationships. Tom was formerly VP of Business Development, of Corporate Development and GM of Business Development & Sales in Microsoft’s consumer services team in Silicon Valley, Senior Director for mobile & embedded device services in Redmond, and an Xbox Tiger Team member. He is also a former Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, where he co-founded a security technology company serving the US Dept of Defense. Tom has multiple patents pending in the fields of computer architecture, web infrastructure, distributed data systems, and security technology.

Tom has an MBA from the Stanford Business School, an MA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, an undergraduate degree from Brown University, and completed advanced studies in information technology at MIT.