Tom Rowbotham - Venture Partner
has been in the global communications sector for over 40 years. Tom
came to Vesbridge from SPVC, where he has been a venture partner since
retiring from British Telecom in 2000. Tom has been instrumental in
driving the major carrier business development initiative for the
networking companies in the Vesbridge portfolio.
has served as a director or advisor to a number of Vesbridge portfolio
companies, including Granite Networks, Optical Solutions, Teltier
(DynamicSoft), and Visage. Prior to SPVC, Tom had been with BT since
1964, serving most recently as Director of Technology (de facto CTO).
Tom was also Senior Vice President of Concert (a joint venture between
BT and MCI) and General Manager and Director of several of BT’s
organizations with responsibility for upward of 3000 people.
addition to his 35 year career at British Telecom, Tom also founded
Kimberley Communications, which was acquired by Flomerics and where he
is currently the Deputy Chairman. Tom has been very active with many
significant technology boards, serving as a director of IEEE, and is
currently a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a fellow of
the Institute of Electrical Engineers.
Education: B.Sc. Queens University, Belfast; M.Sc University of Surrey; PhD University of Nottingham
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