Tom Walsham is an experienced product manager, marketing engineer, and analytics grand-master. He is Director of Product at The Working Group (TWG), Chief Email Herder for PostageApp, and mentor with Startup Next, the global pre-accelerator program powered by Google. Tom was also the Lead Mentor for LEANARTS: A five week program teaching indie performing arts organizations how to behave like tech startups produced by TWG, and is an advisor at the DMZ.
From an early start in coding BASIC on the BBC Micro at age 5 [10 PRINT « Matthew smells »n20 GOTO 10] and writing games on the venerable Commodore Amiga he took that fateful detour through a Philosophy degree before getting back onto the technology train, working at Cambridge University, before leaving England for Toronto via Guatemala.
Tom specializes in driving product development decisions through the lens of user analytics. With PostageApp he has helped clients send millions of emails and has evolved the service from a basic email management tool into a complete solution for companies wanting to design, deliver, and analyze email. With TWG, he can be found bringing his product experience to bear on a range of software solutions and is currently doing customer development with businesses in the Democratic Republic of Congo. True story.