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StarpointLLP Managing Partner

Tom is currently Managing Partner of Starpoint LLP. He has over 20 years experience in payments, distribution, software and innovation. He has worked with leading banks, mobile operators, payment networks, and regulators globally to bring innovation to consumers. Tom provides unique perspective based upon his global experience as an: analyst, banker, venture capitalist, start up executive, salesman, consultant and engineer. Starpoint’s advisory services are focused in 4 areas:

  • Pre-IPO Capital raising: Private Placements, PE, Venture, Bank/MNO Investment
  • M&A
  • Industry/Government payment regulation and strategy
  • Connecting Financial Services/MNOs to Innovation

In 2006 and 2007, Tom was Global Remote Channels Head for Citigroup’s Global Consumer Group. Citi’s International Consumer team of 97,000 across 47 countries continues to be the gem of Citi’s portfolio, attracting the best talent in every market. Many of Tom’s former colleagues have moved on to become executive leaders at other organizations. This strong network provides a unique “global” ability to connect companies with knowledgeable local resources.

Tom is well connected to Silicon Valley start ups and venture firms due to his roles as an executive at Oracle and start-up 41st Parameter. At Oracle, Mr. Noyes worked to bring Oracle’s newest products to market in both banking and high tech manufacturing, managing “C” level interactions and strategic investments in 15 countries with  Fortune 100 companies. At 41st Parameter, Tom led sales and marketing growing revenue 16x in just 18 months (to $10M) though a focus on bank risk management. 41st Parameter’s software is now used by the top 6 US banks and is well positioned for further growth in EU and global payment networks.

Previously to his role at Citigroup, Tom was  Director of online and payment services for Wachovia Corp. His team was responsible for making Wachovia the #1 Online Retail Bank in the U.S (2005), managing over $30 Billion per year in payments. (2005 Keynote, 2005 ComScore, 2005 ACSI, 2006 ACSI). Wachovia demonstrated excellence in customer focus and, though this focus, provided many learnings for how businesses can harness customers to drive business success. Satisfied customers require a lower cost to serve, have higher balances, own more products and serve as a tremendous source of information for development of  new products.

Prior to Oracle Tom served as Director of Gartner Group’s middleware and electronic commerce practice. Working with Roy Schulte and Yafim Natis as they developed the concept of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). He  was also a “rocket scientist” working 8 years for NASA becoming responsible for the space shuttle’s guidance navigation and control. Something he still touches today as a frequent analyst for CNN, Fox and ABC.

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Written by tomnoyes

October 20, 2009 at 12:52 pm

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