December 11, 2016

About Tom Evslin

EvslinTomGwennTom Evslin's career has taken him from nerd to CEO to novelist and consultant with brief stops as Vermont's Transportation Secretary in the early 1980s and Stimulus Czar in the Great Recession.

Currently Tom is writing open-source shareware, primarily to enhance the use of artificial intelligence and large language models (LLMs).

Evslin is on the board of Vermont Public and chair of its Planning Committee.

Tom and wife Mary cofounded NG Advantage LLC,which trucks natural gas to industrial and commercial customers.  The company was the first to bring the environmental and economic benefits of the clean-burning North American fuel to US customers beyond the reach of pipelines.

Tom's novel an historic murder mystery set in the Internet bubble and rubble and a short story "The Interpreter's Tale" are available from Amazon.

Tom was cofounder (with 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.

At Microsoft, Tom was responsible for the server products 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, the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund, VITL, and American Forests.

For many years Tom was Policy Chairman of the Voice on the Net Coalition and a member of the organization's Board of Directors.

He is a listed inventor on eight issued US patents and a licensed pilot.

All opinions in this blog not otherwise attributed are Tom's opinions alone and not necessarily the opinion of any organization or business he is associated with.

Tom Evslin

twitter: @tevslin