Tom GILES

Tom GILES

Board Director

SUSTAINABILITY & TECHNOLOGY



Mr. Giles is an accomplished executive with proven leadership in designing and deploying business strategies that drive bottom-line profits. Mr. Giles’ executive management leadership includes technology and healthcare industries with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to reduce time and expense to market.

Mr. Giles is proficient in establishing and launching new global marketing and sales initiatives and can effectively analyze and translate market needs into product and service innovations. Mr. Giles has held General Manager, industry lead, and advisor roles in well-established corporations to early-stage ventures and incubators. During his career, Mr. Giles has aided more than 20 companies with building business plans, identifying customer targets, raising capital, creating corporate sponsorships, and hiring executive management and sales teams.

Mr. Giles’ accomplishments include being a founding member of the IBM Watson launch team and raising more than $200 million in capital for startups and venture funds.

In addition, Mr. Giles builds strategic partnerships and has done so for major corporations including IBM, GE, Accenture, T-Mobile, and DST.

Mr. Giles presides on multiple Boards in the technology and community outreach sectors. He holds a Business degree from San Diego State University.