’95, B.S. Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Director of Software Development, Roundbrix
Seal Beach City Councilman
As an entrepreneur, Tom previously started two companies as the founder and both of which were successful in raising venture capital. The first company grew from 2 people up to 80 people and was the largest website for racing parts on the internet at the time. The second company grew slowly over 5 years and then raised 3.5 million.
Tom is Director of Software Development at an IT company in Irvine called Roundbrix where he continues to do what he loves — help make companies more efficient using technology. Roundbrix manages IT infrastructure, telecommunications, and technical support for several medium to large companies so these companies can focus on their core business. Tom manages all the technology for a wine ratings website - WineMatch - that connects small to medium wineries to consumers using a unique matching algorithm (select a wine you like and see matches that taste similar & deals/events related to them).
Tom is also a City Council Member for District 2 in Seal Beach where he is on the Los Alamitos School District committee, Leisure World committee and actively involved in helping the community with budget and technology challenges. While attending Cal State Long Beach, Tom served as President of his fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau, was on the Speech and Debate team and participated in intramural football.
Tom is a big supporter of Cal State Long Beach and enjoys serving on the Alumni Board. He is also an officer of the Phi Kappa Tau House Corporation.
When I was a student, Cal State Long Beach helped me figure out what I wanted to do in life by taking several various classes (I was undeclared major for 4 years). Being actively involved while I was going to school in the fraternity helped me learn leadership skills that enabled me to start my own company. The positive experience and success I have had gives me the enthusiasm to want to give back to the school that helped me so much in life. I come in contact with CSULB Alumni all the time as a Council Member for the City of Seal Beach and in connecting with old friends. I always invite people I meet that are Alumni to an upcoming event and encourage them to take part in the school that helped me get to where I am today.