CEO / Co-founder
Based in San Francisco Tom is the CEO and co-founder of Forage. After completing law school at The Australian National University Tom wasn’t sure where to start his career and (unconvincingly!) chose to become a corporate attorney at a global law firm. Quickly he realized that a career in corporate law wasn’t for him but lamented that he didn’t have the tools to discover that before committing to this career.With his co-founder Pasha Tom left corporate law to solve this problem by building Forage. Forage is changing the world of career discovery by partnering with leading global companies to create free open-access online training courses for college students. These courses allow students to road-test careers before the hiring process giving them the skills confidence and visibility to discover and land the roles which align with their passions and superpowers. Forage’s partner companies are focused on preskilling talent before the recruitment process to build and nurture a pipeline of high-intent diverse work-ready candidates. Backed by Lightspeed Ventures Blackbird Ventures Citi Ventures and others Forage has now launched over 200 courses with companies including Goldman Sachs JPMorgan Electronic Arts Walmart Lululemon BCG and others. Over 2.5 million students have enrolled in Forage courses with employers across North America Europe Africa Asia and Australasia.