Tom McKeown was recently the CEO and Co-founder of TrenData, which was acquired by isolved HCM in 2021. He currently manages the product team and business unit for their People Analytics offering. During a lengthy career in software and technology, Tom has propelled growth in several early and middle stage start-up software companies resulting in acquisitions that provided multi-million dollar returns for investors.

Prior to TrenData, Tom was executive vice president of sales and marketing for Dallas-based HRsmart, a significant player in the talent management software market. Despite having a compelling SaaS offering, HRsmart was witnessing limited revenue increases. Tom took over in late 2012 and recruited a team that rocketed new sales to record levels in 2013 and 2014. This growth caught the eye of larger software player Deltek, who acquired HRsmart in February of 2015.

Tom did a similar turnaround at Aquire Solutions, a workforce planning software company also based in Dallas. As executive vice president of sales and marketing, Tom tripled revenues over a three-year period. Then as President and Chief Operating Officer, he restructured the company, a move that resulted in 15% annual profits. In 2011, Aquire was purchased by Bedford Funding and eventually merged with People fluent, another player in the talent management software space.

Tom was also a leader at Expertcity, inventors of GoToMeeting, which was subsequently acquired by Citrix and Meridian Data, a player in the network attached storage market that was acquired by Quantum. Prior to that, Tom worked in management for Adobe Systems and 3Com. Tom is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science.