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HBS Leadership Breakfast Series
October 21 @ 7:15 am - 9:00 am
On Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7:15 AM, please join us at the Buckhead Club for the next Leadership Breakfast Series featuring Tom Noonan, General Partner at TechOperators. Tom is the former chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Internet Security Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISSX), acquired in 2007 by IBM for $1.3B.
Tom Noonan and Chris Klaus launched ISS in 1994 to commercialize and develop a premier network security management company. Under Tom’s leadership, ISS soared from a startup in 1995 to nearly $400 million in revenue in its first decade. The company grew to more than 2,000 employees, with operations in more than 36 countries.
Before co-founding ISS, Tom held senior management positions at Dun and Bradstreet Software, serving as vice president of worldwide marketing. Prior to joining D&B Software, he specialized in real-time, automated control systems for computer-integrated manufacturing. Earlier, Tom founded two successful technology companies while residing in Boston: Actuation Electronics, a precision motion-control company, and Leapfrog Technologies, a software development company designed for networked applications.
Tom’s management style and vision are widely recognized by industry-leading publications, including Forbes, Business Week, and Fortune. In 1999, Ernst and Young recognized him as “Entrepreneur of the Year.” Tom was given the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the RSA Security conference, the world’s largest conference dedicated to information security. Additionally, Tom was elected to the National Board of Directors for the American Electronics Association (AeA), whose mission is to serve as “the voice of the American high-tech community.”