Tom Davidson is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of EVERFI, Inc. based in Washington, D.C. Since starting EVERFI in 2008, Tom has led the Company from a startup to a thriving organization with 550 employees serving more than 3,300 customers, including several Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, and colleges and universities nationwide.
As CEO of EVERFI, Tom has raised more than $250 million of venture capital from the world’s leading institutions and technology leaders including TPG, The Rise Fund, New Enterprise Associates, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Former Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt, Twitter Founder Evan Williams, and Allen and Company. EVERFI’s community engagement technology powers major initiatives for customers including Airbnb, American Express, Google, HSBC, MassMutual, and Mastercard, as well as major sports leagues including the NFL, NHL, and MLB.
Tom has been a leader in education technology for more than 20 years. While a senior at Bowdoin College, Tom ran for the Maine House of Representatives, was elected in an upset, and served three consecutive terms before deciding not to pursue reelection. He served as one of the youngest committee Chairs as Chairman of the Utilities and Energy Committee where he led efforts to expand the wiring of schools and libraries across the state. He introduced and passed major legislation on health policy, government ethics, and economic development. He also served as a senior member of the Taxation Committee and the Banking and Insurance and Business and Economic Development Committees.
It was during his tenure in the state legislature that Tom realized the powerful role the private sector can play in tackling issues affecting the public sector – specifically schools. It was this idea that eventually led him to establish EVERFI with an eye toward balancing the opportunities available to students in low- to moderate-income communities.
Tom is the recipient of numerous business and leadership awards including Goldman Sachs Top 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs Award for two consecutive years and Goldman Sachs Top 100 Innovator and Builder Award. He was also named Entrepreneur of the Year for the Greater Washington, D.C. region by Ernst & Young and was recognized by Glassdoor as the 4th highest nationally ranked CEO amongst SMB companies with a 99 percent employee approval rating. He is a sought after speaker and has been featured in numerous media outlets including Bloomberg, CNN Money, Fast Company, Fortune, Fox Business News, TechCrunch, Yahoo Finance, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Tom also serves on the Board of DC Ed Fund.