President, Technology and Product
Tommy Richardson is a recognized expert in the SaaS and software space as both a business strategist and technology authority. He developed his love for all things technology in the Army as a Specialist focused on computer operations, and quickly became passionate about taking an idea and building a product that enhances a customer’s life and experiences. He has built his impressive career working on large-scale SaaS applications for companies with billions in revenue and tens of millions of active users.
His 20-year range of experience includes stints as COO, GM, or CTO with Fortune 500 companies, private equity mid-market companies, and startups. Prior to joining BARBRI Tommy was an Operating Partner with Francisco Partners assisting portfolio companies in the Product and Technology domains. He has been the COO at Nextech Systems where he was responsible for Product, Technology and Service building SaaS applications for ambulatory specialists. Prior to Nextech, he was GM and CTO at Teradata building MarTech Applications and held the same position at Siemens Healthcare building acute hospital financial, clinical and accountable care systems. He has a passion for building software that simplifies business challenges and helps individuals succeed quickly. He is the rare technologist that has exceptional business acumen, is creative, and loves building teams and helping develop people.
Tommy is a graduate of Auburn University with a BS in Information Technology, and an MBA from the University of Georgia. He has also completed Wharton’s Executive Education program. He currently lives in Tampa with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he enjoys running in challenging road races (Tampa Gasparilla anyone?), road biking, playing Fortnite and other games with his son and helping his daughter with her burgeoning beach-themed online clothing business.