Tom Schryver is an experienced entrepreneur having served as a startup founder and senior executive of high-growth companies. He currently serves as Executive Director of Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement. In that role, he is responsible for the construction and operation of Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, the Southern Tier Innovation Hot Spot, and Cornell’s participation in Start-UP NY.
Tom has successfully structured new companies and raised capital in the form of private venture capital and venture debt as well as grants and loans from local, state and federal agencies. Previously, he was Director of Finance for the Triad Foundation, where he was responsible for overseeing all financial operations of the Foundation, including accounting, audit, and investing the Foundation’s $250mm portfolio. He has experience working with nonprofits in multiple capacities from advisory roles to serving as Board President for a $2.5mm/year human services organization.
Tom has an AB from Cornell University and an MBA from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, where he was a recipient of the Albert J. Fried Fellowship for Leadership and Academic Excellence. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).