Tom Moore is a Principal at TimesArrow Capital, LLC and a Senior Vice President of ViaSat, Inc. A technologist at heart and by training, Tom has spent much of his career involved in the development of video, voice and data broadband technology for the satellite, wireless and cable television industries. During the 1990’s, Tom was instrumental in the creation of patented technology supporting what is known as a DOCSIS™ cable modem. This specification became a global ITU standard with over 100 million modems deployed worldwide by manufacturers such as Motorola, Cisco, Toshiba, Samsung and Broadcom.
In 1998, Tom co-founded WildBlue Communications with the purpose of extending the DOCSIS™ technology into the satellite world and thus making the benefits of broadband available to the 15-20 million homes in the US that would not receive it otherwise. WildBlue became the second largest satellite based broadband service provider in the world, serving over a half a million consumers and small businesses without alternative access to broadband technologies such as DSL and cable modem. The company built and launched three of its own special purpose satellites and deployed a nationwide consumer service.
WildBlue was acquired by ViaSat, Inc., [NasdaqGS: VSAT] in 2009, where Tom became a Senior Vice President responsible for the company’s worldwide consumer, enterprise, and mobility service businesses with partners and customers including Dish Network, DirecTV, JetBlue, United Airlines, and Eutelsat. In 2013, Tom stepped away from his worldwide service responsibilities to focus attention on ViaSat merger and acquisitions and strategic planning and also to devote more time to TimesArrow Capital, LLC (a private equity and venture investment firm based in Colorado).
Tom is currently serving on the Board of the Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado and the Board of Silicon Flatirons in conjunction with the University of Colorado School of Law. Tom is also on the advisory board of the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network of Colorado and in the past has served as a founding member of Governor Ritter’s Colorado Innovation Council and as a member of Governor Hickenlooper’s Colorado Communications Executive Roundtable. Tom holds a master's degree in business administration with distinction from Harvard Business School and a master's degree in telecommunications engineering (with honors) from the University of Colorado.
Tom's outside interests include cycling, running, and coaching and playing golf and hockey.