Tom Davidson

Tom Davidson

Co-Founder & CEO

Tom Davidson is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of EverFi, Inc. based in Washington, D.C. Since starting the company in 2008, he’s led EverFi from a startup in a Georgetown apartment to an organization with 3,300 partners and engagement with 20,000 K-12 schools and higher education institutions. While a senior at Bowdoin College, Tom ran for the Maine House of Representatives and was elected in 1994. In his three terms there, he focused on key legislative areas including technology in schools, health care and economic development. As Chairman of the Utilities and Energy Committee, he led a successful effort with Governor Angus King to provide laptops to every Maine seventh grader as well as to create a major expansion of the wiring of schools and libraries across the State. He also served as a senior member of the Taxation Committee and the Banking Insurance and Business and Economic Development Committees. Following that, Tom served as an investment banker and venture capitalist at Village Ventures, where he invested in early-stage technology companies in the education and social media spaces. As CEO, Tom has led two venture funding rounds that have raised over $60 million from Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, New Enterprise Associates, Advance Publications, Rethink Education, and Allen and Company. He has also driven the development of strategic partnerships with the Financial Services Roundtable, the Mortgage Bankers Association and dozens of state banks associations. Aside from directing EverFi’s overall growth and development, Tom is a frequent speaker at global, national and state financial services and technology events. In 2012, he was recognized as a Top 100 Entrepreneur by Goldman Sachs and was the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Greater Washington, D.C. In 2016, Tom was recognized by Glassdoor as the 4th highest nationally ranked CEO amongst SMB companies with a 99% employee approval rating. Tom has been featured in numerous media outlets including Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Bloomberg, CNN Money, Fox Business News, Yahoo Finance and Fast Company.