Tom Evslin is a founder and managing member of NG Advantage LLC, a company which trucks natural gas beyond the pipeline to commercial customers.
Tom’s career has taken him from nerd to CEO to novelist and consultant with a brief stop as Vermont’s Transportation Secretary in the early 1980s.
Recently Tom was volunteer Chief Technology Officer for the State of Vermont. Immediately prior to that he was Chief Recovery Officer for the State responsible for coordinating the state’s use of federal stimulus funds and focusing them on the priorities of universal broadband penetration, a smart electrical grid, e-health, and e-education.
Tom’s novel hackoff.com: an historic murder mystery set in the Internet bubble and rubble is available free online and for purchase from Amazon in hardcopy or Kindle form. A short story “The Interpreter’s Tale” can be downloaded to Kindle. His personal blog Fractals of Change is at blog.tomevslin.com.
Tom was cofounder (with wife Mary), Chairman and CEO of ITXC Corp. The NASDAQ-listed company grew from startup in 1997 to the world’s leading provider of wholesale VoIP and one of largest carriers of international voice minutes of any kind by 2004 when it was acquired.
He conceived, launched, and ran AT&T’s first ISP, AT&T WorldNet Service. WorldNet popularized all-you-can-eat flatrate monthly pricing for Internet access and forced the rest of the industry, including AOL and MSN, to follow suit. Tom has been blamed and praised for this ever since. He is unrepentant.
At Microsoft, Tom was responsible for the server products now in Microsoft BackOffice including Microsoft Exchange and for Exchange’s predecessor Microsoft Mail.
Tom went to Microsoft when key assets of Solutions, Inc. (a software company he founded and he and Mary ran) were sold to Microsoft. In the 1970s Solutions developed the first commercial EFT software for banks. In the 1980s Solutions was the first developer of commercial communications software for the Macintosh.
Tom was formerly on the boards of the Vermont Telecommunications Authority and the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund. He is on the Board of the Stowe Electric Department and, in the private sector, is a board member of FeedBlitz LLC.
For many years Tom was Policy Chairman of the Voice on the Net Coalition and a member of the organization’s Board of Directors.
Tom is an inventor on eight granted US patents.