Thomas Hale

Thomas Hale, Director

Tom is President of SurveyMonkey, the world’s largest online survey company. Before joining SurveyMonkey, he was Chief Operating Officer of HomeAway, an internet marketplace for vacation rentals, managing the engineering, product, design and IT/operations teams and leading the company through its IPO and acquisition by Expedia. During his tenure at HomeAway, he transformed the company from an advertising venue into a payments-enabled marketplace serving the consumer peer to peer market as well as the business to business property manager marketplace. Prior to HomeAway, Tom served as Linden Lab’s Chief Product Officer, where he redesigned the consumer experience of Second Life. During his twelve years at Macromedia and Adobe, Tom held several executive roles in general management, product management, and marketing, most notably building out the companies’ developer and knowledge worker strategies. Following the acquisition of Macromedia by Adobe, Tom was responsible for the Acrobat family of products, including the revamped user experience for Acrobat and integration of the real-time collaboration tool Adobe Connect. Tom was previously a member of the board of directors of ReachLocal, a public business to business digital marketing services firm, before its sale to Gannett, and of Intralinks, a public global technology provider of enterprise content management solutions, before its sale to Synchronoss. Tom holds a BA from Harvard University.