etailz: 0 to 90 in 7
Join us for an engaging conversation with
Entrepreneur, Angel Investor & Mentor and Co-founder of etailz
The presentation will highlight Tom Simpson’s background as an investment banker and venture capitalist, how etailz was incubated at Gonzaga University, the drivers behind the company’s growth, the impact on the Spokane community and lessons learned.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Reception begins at 5:30 p.m.
Lecture and Q&A session from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium
Light refreshments and appetizers will be served
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP below!
More About Tom:
Tom Simpson is CEO of Ignite Northwest which focuses on funding, enlightening and mentoring explosively growing companies in the Spokane region. He has 35 years of experience as an investment banker, venture capitalist, angel investor and entrepreneur. In addition to his role with Ignite, he is President of the Spokane Angel Alliance, Managing Member of Kick-Start angel investment funds and serves on the boards of Arevo Health, GenPrime, Medcurity, Reenue, Spiceology, Stay Alfred and Vaagen Timbers. Previously, he was co-founder and Executive Chairman of etailz, an innovative eCommerce company which grew to $120 million in revenues prior to being acquired in 2016. He holds a BA in business administration from the University of Washington and an MBA from The Wharton School.
In 2018, Tom was inducted into Spokane’s Citizen Hall of Fame for his contributions to Economic Development and Business in the region.
The entrepreneurship lecture is made possible through a permanent endowment established by the Pigott family to educate the next generation of global leaders.