Tom Noonan assumed the role of president & CEO at JouleX in 2010 . He also remains a Partner at TechOperators, an early-stage investing firm he co-founded in 2008. He is the former Chair, President & CEO of Internet Security Systems (ISS), which was acquired by IBM for $1.5 billion. In 2002, President Bush appointed Noonan to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), a White House homeland defense initiative that protects information systems critical to the nation's infrastructure.
Prior to ISS, Noonan was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for Dun and Bradstreet Software. After graduating from Georgia Tech with a Mechanical Engineering Degree, Noonan joined Rockwell Automation as a systems engineer specializing in real-time process control systems for industrial automation applications.
Noonan founded two successful control systems technology companies while residing in Boston: Actuation Electronics, a precision motion-control company and Leapfrog Technologies, a software development environment for real time process control and automation applications.
In addition to the Mechanical Engineering Degree from Georgia Tech. Noonan also holds a Business Degree from Harvard. He is active in numerous Professional Societies and a Board Member of, The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Woodruff Arts Center, Georgia Tech Foundation, The Carter Center’s Board of Counselors, Georgia Research Alliance (GRA), Georgia Tech College of Computing .