Managing Director and Co-Founder, Shepherd Ventures
has over 25 years experience as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and management consultant.
focuses primarily on investments in software and services, mobile/wireless, and digital media.
With Shepherd Ventures, Tom has served on the boards of and/or managed investments in portfolio companies including SpecificMEDIA, Quickoffice, LTI Lighting, Planet ATE, Voyager Systems, Digital Orchid, and WiSpry.
As Senior Vice President of Advantage Capital Partners
, a large early stage venture fund, Tom's investments resulted in several public offerings.
While with Advantage Capital
, the US Small Business
Administration selected him as a Financial Services Advocate of the Year.
Prior to Advantage Capital, Tom founded and/or served as Chairman of the Board, President and/or Chief Executive Officer of various companies, primarily in the software, manufacturing, and publishing industries.
Earlier in his career, Tom was a Management Consultant with, and a member of the M&A Group of, KPMG.
Mr. Siegel 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 and is a past Chairman and President of the CFA Society of San Diego.
Also, Mr. Siegel has been an investor in, and/or advisor to, numerous privately-held companies.