Momenta Partners Expands Connected Industry Ecosystem Acceleration Team Across US and UK

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Tom Gilley, former CEO and founder of WOT.IO, joins Momenta Partners as a Venture Partner, expanding team to 15 people across US and Europe.

Momenta Partners (http://www.momenta.partners), a global advisory, executive search and ventures firm focused on delivering business advantage across the Internet of Things (IoT) announces today that Tom Gilley, the former CEO of WOT.IO (http://www.wot.io/), is joining Momenta Partners as a Venture Partner.

Tom joins other recent team members, all Connected Industry experts including Kevin Holbrook, formerly head of Partner Technology Strategy at ThingWorx/PTC in Boston; Parthesh Shastri, formerly business development and marketing head at SeeControl in San Francisco; and David Sangster, recently on the executive board for Airwave Solutions in London. This team provides deal sourcing, acceleration and exit advisory for Momenta Partners’ Connected Industry ecosystem including Fortune 500 companies and Venture-backed startups.

Tom Gilley is a Connected Industry entrepreneur and thought-leader, having created billions in exit value and several hundred million in product revenue across ubiquitous computing, mobile technologies, digital media and social computing. Tom was most recently the CEO of WOT.IO, the first data service exchange for the IoT; and formerly the CTO of Critical Media, the worlds largest broadcast media listening platform; CTO of Vignette, helping them exit to OpenText; founder of a Silicon Valley Incubator and several roles at Apple Computer, including Principal in Apple’s Advanced Technology Group, developing a strong Intellectual Property portfolio. He is an active technical architect and developer.

“We are pleased to have such an innovative, strong and proven leader to expand our Connected Industry team,” said Ken Forster, Managing Director of Momenta Partners. “Tom brings an incredibly bright mind, together with strong industry networks, further cementing the leadership position Momenta Partners has assumed within the Connected Industry space,” adds Jonathan Moulton, Managing Partner of Executive Search for Momenta Partners.

Tom Gilley said “I have had the opportunity to work with the Momenta Partners team across two engagements and was impressed enough to join them with the closing of a positive transaction. I’ve come to appreciate the expanse of their Connected Industry ecosystem, and knew I could add value to their ecosystem companies and partners.

About Momenta Partners AG
Momenta Partners is a global advisory, executive search and ventures firm founded by an industry veteran team with deep experience developing connected companies, products and teams across Fortune 100 and Venture-backed startups. The firm accelerates time-to-value for industry leaders and early-stage companies in the Connected Industry: Industrial IoT, M2M, big data and RFID.

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