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Tom Evslin

Founder and Chair
NG Advantage LLC

Tom Evslin's career has taken him from nerd to CEO to novelist and consultant with a brief stop as Vermont's transportation secretary in the early 1980's.

Tom recently retired as CEO of NG Advantage LLC, a company he and wife Mary cofounded, which trucks natural gas to industrial and commercial customers. He remains as chair of NG Advantage. The company was the first to bring the environmental and economic benefits of the clean-burning North American fuel to US customers beyond the reach of pipelines.

In the great recession Tom was volunteer chief recovery officer for Vermont responsible for coordinating the state's use of federal stimulus funds and focusing them on the priorities of universal broadband penetration, a smart electrical grid, e-health, and e-education. He also volunteered as CTO for the state.

Tom was cofounder chairman and CEO of ITXC Corp. The NASDAQ-listed company grew from startup in 1997 to the world's leading provider of wholesale VoIP .

He conceived, launched and ran AT&T's first ISP, AT&T WorldNet Service. WorldNet popularized all-you-can-eat flatrate monthly pricing for Internet access.

At Microsoft, Tom was responsible for the server products in Microsoft BackOffice including Microsoft Exchange and for Exchange's predecessor Microsoft Mail.

Tom went to Microsoft when key assets of Solutions, Inc. (a software company he founded) were sold to Microsoft. In the 1970's Solutions developed the first commercial EFT software for banks. In the 1980's Solutions was the first developer of commercial communications software for the Macintosh.

Tom was formerly on the boards of the Vermont Telecommunications Authority and the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund. He is currently on the boards of The Vermont Journalism Trust and VITL. In the private sector, he is a board member of FeedBlitz LLC as well as NG Advantage LLC.

For many years Tom was policy chairman of the Voice on the Net Coalition and a member of the organization's board of directors, and was a member of the FCC’s 5th Technical Advisory Council.

Tom's has written a novel entitled, hackoff.com, a historic murder mystery set in the Internet bubble and rubble.

He is a listed inventor on eight issued US patents.