Thomas J. Colatosti
Tom is CEO of Oasis Systems, a leading technology services company providing a broad range of capabilities in Systems Engineering, Enterprise Systems and Applications, Information Technology, Cyber Security, Specialized Engineering Solutions, Human Factors Engineering, and Professional Services. Oasis creates sustainable value for mission critical programs with all Department of Defense Branches, FAA, NRC and other Federal Agencies. With people in 36 states and 10 countries Oasis delivers talent, innovation and intelligence for mission success.
Prior to acquiring Oasis Systems, Tom was Founder and CEO American Security Ventures, a provider of strategic management services and capital resources to emerging and developing companies focused on physical and cyber security markets, mobile/wireless information and biometric and identification solutions. ASV completed more than a dozen transactions and raised more than $250,000,000 in debt and equity financing to support, build and grow innovative security companies.
Previously, Tom was as CEO of Viisage Technology, Inc., a NASDAQ listed company that marketed Biometric Face-Recognition Technology and highly secure identification documents and systems. He led a five-year turnaround that increased the company’s market value from $5 million to $300 million.
For more than 20 years, Tom held a number of senior finance and executive operating positions at Digital Equipment Corporation (now HP Corporation) including, VP & GM of the company’s $2 billion, 5000 person Federal Systems Group, VP of the Northeast Sales and Services Region, VP of Finance and Administration for the $6 billion U.S. Field Operations, Director of US Organization and Workforce Development, Assistant Corporate Controller and VP Finance for Digital Canada.
Tom serves or has served on a number of corporate boards including of Bio-Key International, Commodore Advanced Sciences, Good Harbor Acquisition Corp., AssureTec Systems, ID Metrics, Enginivity, iCache, Saflink, Ipswich and Optician Corporations; and the board of the Massachusetts High Technology Council.
Tom serves or has served on the boards of Syracuse University, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay, Elevate New England, Africa Inland Mission, Vision New England and has Chaired the Board of Elders of Grace Chapel and the Board Trustees of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.
Tom served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star while serving with the 1ST Infantry Division
Tom is married and has two adult sons, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter.