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CORPORATE STORY TELLER who can reduce complex technology messaging down to brilliant emotional and visual campaign brand stories that drive pipeline, revenue, retention and customer loyalty from new and existing customers, partners and internal constituents. Leverage content through a deep focus on packaging materials for sales training and sales enablement for various stage of the Buyer's Journey.


EVANGELIST with deep communication and creative skills who can articulate Corporate Stories and Go to Market strategies whether it is to internal stakeholders (C-level cross-functional, cross-Business Unit executive teams, Boards of Directors, VCs etc...) to influence and build alignment or to amplify outbound communication strategies to key constituencies such as external agencies, industry analysts (AR), media (PR), social networking influencers, channel partners and end customers. Passionate about digital transformation and demonstrating customer success.


ENTREPRENEUR who can combine strategy, vision to uniquely think "outside-of-the-box" to produce results. Always looking for new ways to build data-driven digital marketing campaigns that drive Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs) that convert to rapidly expanding sales pipeline.


CLOSER who can identify, evaluate, prioritize, build internal support, negotiate and secure complex strategic business and channel partnerships that drive revenue generating opportunities. A demonstrated ability to consistently recruit and motivate high-performance team members


BOTTOM-LINE:
A low-ego, high integrity results driven Marketing and Business Development executive who is equally comfortable ideating, creating, collaborating and packaging corporate strategy as he is executing deals to build pipeline to achieve revenue goals based on the aligned corporate strategy.


BIO:
Tom is President of ACT Venture Partners, a venture advisory based in the Silicon Valley. 


Tom Garland was Co-Founder of Hydr8inc, a stealth cloud-based wearable personal hydration tracking platform sold to large health and fitness brands.


Tom works closely with venture capital firms and start-up founders as an interim executive launching new and innovative companies. In this capacity, Tom as served as interim CEO of Evernote, an industry leading cloud based notes application with 250M registered users where he was responsible for writing the business plan, raised the initial venture capital funding and managing all functions of the company; Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Snaptell, a mobile image recognition application sold to Amazon; Head of Product Development for Intellectual Ventures, a multi-billion dollar intellectual property investment fund; interim Vice President of North American Corporate Marketing for ABBYY, a global leader in data capture and digital transformation. Prior to ACT Venture Partners, Tom was Vice President of Network Programming and Business Development at Mpath (IPO) and Director of Business Development and founding member of the management team for SGI’s Silicon Studio. Tom has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business