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Tom Patterson

SVP, Corporate Development & Strategy

Tom is BetterUp’s SVP, Corporate Development & Strategy. He is a 3x venture-funded entrepreneur, experienced CEO, board member, and advisor with a deep background in the consumer and enterprise space. Tom founded, which was acquired by Nextag; Leaplife, which was acquired by Even Financial; and Heighten, which was acquired by LinkedIn. Tom is on a number of Boards including Dale Carnegie Associates. He has held strategic leadership positions in many successful high-growth organizations.

Tom created, an innovative e-commerce service, while at the Mayfield Fund. After Wize was acquired by Nextag in 2010, he was appointed President. Before he joined the Mayfield Fund, Tom was the Senior Vice President of Technology and Operations for MarketTools where he led product, technology, and services.

Tom has also held executive leadership positions at PeopleSoft, where he was the Director of Product Marketing of the Financial Application Suite. In addition, he created and patented new consumer products for Pantene and Old Spice as a Product Development Manager at Procter & Gamble.

Tom graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with a BS in Chemical Engineering and played Varsity Football. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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