Tom Waters is an IP executive with thirty years of strategy experience in product development, market intelligence, and startup innovation. He stepped away from corporate America to join the CIA after the 9/11 attacks. There he advised U.S. companies who were victims of technology theft by foreign governments.
His CIA memoir is on the Agency’s list of recommended reading for new employees and was twice optioned for television by ABC. He was featured on the cover of Government Executive Magazine, and interviewed in The Wall Street Journal, the BBC, and on Fox News.
Returning to the private sector in a technology startup Tom took a leave of absence to be the founding CEO of his own startup firm. There he received a dozen patents in biometrics and digital authentication technologies. Tom has a BA from UT-Chattanooga, an MBA from Wake Forest, and is admitted to practice before the USPTO as a registered Patent Agent.