Thomas Birch, Managing Partner and Vice-President Business Development of Telesystem

Tom Birch has over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience operating enterprise software companies in the contact center, CRM and eCommerce markets. Prior to joining Telesystem in 2006 as a Managing Partner, Birch was CEO of angel-financed GoodContacts in Ottawa from 2002 to 2005 until sold to of Los Angeles. From 1998 to 2001, Birch was CEO of venture-financed Pyderion Contact Technologies in Montreal until sold to Intecom of Dallas. Birch currently sits on the boards of the following software companies:  Woozworld (social game for tweens), Gridiron (enterprise SAAS for file tracking, sharing and synchronizing), OneBigPlanet (daily deals aggregator), Adcentricity (ad networks for the digital out of home networks).

Birch holds a B.A. of Mathematics from Queen’s University, a B.Sc. Honours in Computer Science from Queen’s University, and a MBA from the Ivey School of Business at University of Western Ontario.