Primary Role
CEO & Co - Founder & Chairman at Granicus
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
April 10, 1975

Person Details


Tom Spengler is the Chief Executive Officer & Co - Founder of Granicus Inc.

Tom Co - Founded Granicus, Inc. as Chairman and CEO in 1999. Under his leadership, Granicus has become and remained the celebrated leader in government transparency for public meetings over the last 10 years. As the head of the executive team, Tom drives product innovation and growth strategies, which has led to several distinguished awards. The company ranked 185 on the Technology Fast 500™, Deloitte LLP’s ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunication, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.

Granicus is also ranked 419 of the fastest growing private companies in America on INC magazine’s 2009 Inc 500 list.

Tom is passionate about changing the way citizens interact with government and has authored two white papers discussing the ways technology is being used to transform government.

The first one is about Government Transparency and the second one covers the increasingly pressing topic, Governing in the Cloud™. Furthermore, Tom supports transparency at the grassroots level by working closely with clients and citizens to advance transparency initiatives.

Prior to co-founding Granicus, Tom was a member of the premier Internet development group, Anderson Consulting (now Accenture), performing Internet strategy and development work for various companies including,



Anderson's R&D division,

The United States Post Office .

Prior to Anderson, Tom worked at Hewlett Packard to help develop leading Intranet communication tools used throughout the organization.

Tom serves as a University Advisor for his alumni, Cal Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo, is a certified teacher for the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMCC) and is a member of the MCEF Board of Directors, which supports scholarships and education for municipal clerks.

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