The world's largest open-source blockchain initiative, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), announced today the appointment of Tom Lombardi to the newly created position of head of market development, effective immediately.
As part of the leadership team, Lombardi will accelerate the expansion of the EEA's worldwide footprint and help implement even higher-impact initiatives and events for the 450-member organization.
Lombardi's appointment is in response to the growing demand from large enterprises for the EEA to intensify and expand its work in blockchain technology, so that an enterprise can deliver added value to its customers and to society at large. Lombardi's leadership will be instrumental in the EEA's growth efforts, orchestrating the activities of its nearly two dozen industry-based user groups and furthering the collaboration of members from every region of the world.
"We are very pleased to have Tom Lombardi join the EEA as our new head of market development," said EEA Executive Director Ron Resnick. "Tom has more than 15 years of experience and industry knowledge under his belt, along with a proven track record in developing sales and business strategies for global enterprises. His keen understanding of how to bring people together to solve challenges, spur action and create change will help increase organization value for EEA members worldwide."
Lombardi brings to the EEA his experience in business development, marketing, finance and operations for both global market leaders and smaller, rapid-growth businesses to his new role at the EEA. Lombardi has a background in investment banking, private equity and e-commerce, but his unwavering passion for blockchain technology led him to the EEA.
"I look forward to working with the exceptionally talented EEA team to transform members' ideas and visions into concrete use cases and reference frameworks," said Lombardi. "My focus will be to enable more companies and industries worldwide to take advantage of EEA standards, practices and the growing enterprise Etherium developer community."
Before coming to the EEA, Lombardi was the president and CEO of an internet travel company, managing a global team of to accelerate year-over-year revenue growth. Lombardi also draws extensive knowledge and experience from his financial management positions at Bank of America and West Partners. He received his Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University.