Tom Siegel is a Managing Director of IllinoisVENTURES and has over 25 years experience as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur and management consultant.
focuses on investments in technology, with particular emphasis on software and services, internet, digital media, and mobile/wireless.
Tom is a co-founder and Managing Director of Shepherd Ventures, an early stage venture fund.
Prior to Shepherd Ventures, Tom was a Senior Vice President with Advantage Capital Partners, a large early stage venture fund.
Prior to Advantage Capital, Tom founded and/or served as President and Chief Executive Officer of various companies, primarily in the software and publishing industries.
Earlier in his career, Tom was a Management Consultant with, and a member of the M&A Group of KPMG.
Tom received a BA in Economics and an MBA from the University of Illinois.
He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and also holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
He is a member of the CFA Institute is a past Chairman and President of the CFA Society San Diego and past board member of Software San Diego.
The US Small Business
Administration has selected him as a Financial Services Advocate of the Year.
Tom has been an active investor, advisor, and/or board member for numerous privately-held companies.