Chief Technology Officer
Tom has dedicated his career to delivering software and technology solutions to the blood banking industry. He has led software development and DevOps teams for more than 30 years and has successfully partnered with community blood centers to deliver regulated blood establishment computer systems (BECS) and various non-regulated solutions. He is a lifelong learner with an unflinching desire to build solutions that meet his customers’ current and future needs.
Prior to Invita, Tom was the Chief Information Officer at LifeSouth Community Blood Centers. During his 33-year career, he advanced through various roles and was called upon to provide technical solutions for all aspects of the organization — touching everything from HR to finance to an investment advisor to technical communicates — as well as to manage the evolution of an in-house BECS from client-server to a modern, cloud-native offering.
Tom earned a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida and has completed Ph.D. work in decision information science and healthcare economics. Additionally, he maintains certifications as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), AWS DevOps Engineer (Professional), AWS Solutions Architect (Professional), and AWS Developer. For fun, he skis, reads, and spends time with his wife, daughter, and dogs.