The talks were part of Entrepreneurship Hour (ENTR 407), a weekly speaker series that invites distinguished members of the entrepreneurial community to share inspirational startup stories with aspiring entrepreneurs. The series is sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan.
About the Speaker
Tom Frank is an entrepreneurial executive with more than 25 years of leadership building top tier companies in the advertising, entertainment, and technology sectors. Tom began his career with Procter & Gamble and went on to senior roles at Dick Clark Productions and RealNetworks. From his experience, Tom is considered one of a handful of true “digital media experts” due to his global accomplishments in content production, licensing, and marketing across all distribution platforms in both traditional and IP based broadcast channels. He has successfully developed and produced television programming for all of the major television networks as well as launching the first web-based content subscription service.
In recent years Tom’s career focus has been building revenue generating business models for emerging SAAS platforms and new technologies. He also advises a number of Silicon Valley start-ups on all aspects of IP development and commercialization, licensing, business strategy, and team-building. Tom received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Cincinnati. He is active on a number of corporate and philanthropic boards.