Tom Tasche

Associate Managing Director


Tom Tasche is an Associate Managing Director at ideas42, where he leads a portfolio of projects focused on leveraging behavioral insights to support adult learners in postsecondary education. Working collaboratively with college leadership and academic experts, Tom leads teams through a hypothesis-driven design process to develop innovative, behaviorally informed approaches that can improve persistence, completion, and workforce outcomes for adult learners. In his time at ideas42, he has also led work in public health and civic engagement. He previously worked in development finance and international economics as a policy advisor at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and a desk economist at the U.S. Treasury Department. He also has experience advising start-up and non-profit leaders in the social impact sector on strategy and innovation. Tom received his B.A. and M.P.A. from Princeton University as a fellow in the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative at the School of Public and International Affairs, where he focused on behavioral economics and impact evaluation.