Chicago, IL and New York, NY – March 11th, 2019: Rocket Wagon Venture Studios (RWVS), a startup venture studio focused on building IoT companies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Thom Jordan as Managing Director of the Network + Telecommunications studio.
Thom has acquired over 25 years of experience in building and leading high-performance start-up and middle-market global companies in the digital, telecom and network verticals. Thom joins RWVS from Ping Mobile, a privately‐held digital innovation company, where he was global CEO. Prior to that, he held leadership positions at Net2Phone, IDT, Global Crossing, Verizon, and Prism Communications. Thom also holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Villanova University and MBAs in Finance and Marketing from New York University. Thom also currently serves as Board Member and Trustee of NJ 211 Partnership, a non-profit providing services to the needy.
“I am excited to be joining the team at Rocket Wagon Venture Studios for two reasons,” Thom said. “First, I am a techie at heart who likes to build high-tech companies. The venture studio model is of great interest and is gaining traction globally. Second, the RWVS focus on IoT technology is very compelling and can greatly benefit corporations looking for access to innovation as the physical and cyber dimensions of our planet and society becomes more ubiquitous.”
Confident in approach, both from a geographic and vertical perspective, RWVS is based in Chicago and is establishing vertically aligned IoT studios in other cities. Thom will be creating and leading the Network + Telecommunications Studio in New York City.
Don DeLoach, CEO of RWVS, said: “Thom’s track record, experience, and contacts in the network and telecom verticals are second to none and we are thrilled to have him on the team. Attracting someone of Thom’s calibre into RWVS is a great endorsement of our strategy and ambition. He brings with him incredibly strong knowledge and experience which will be vital as we continue our ambitious plans to grow and develop IoT assets and companies our clients and investors.
About Rocket Wagon Venture Studios
Rocket Wagon Venture Studios (RWVS) will be creating Internet of Things companies. The model will be a parent company providing shared services for a number of either vertically aligned IoT studios or studios focused on the interests of a single captive corporate investor wanting a studio as their skunkworks operation for a line of sight into innovation.
Learn more at rwvstudios.com.