Tom Tully was born in Woburn, Massachusetts and graduated from Boston College School of Management in 1981 with a degree in Business and Computer Science. After working for several years in various software development companies, Tom joined EF Education, a Swedish company working in the fields of cultural exchange and language training. For 10 years, Tom traveled and worked for various EF subsidiaries as MIS Manager, traveling much of the world prior to, during, and after the dramatic changes in Europe during the late 80′s and early 90′s. Tom worked in setting up communication and application networks across various countries. Tom expanded his career by developing some of the first dynamic web applications in market for EF. (,

In 1997 Tom joined Digitas Inc., a leading cross channel marketing agency in Boston as VP, Technology Director, moving to San Francisco in 1999 to open the Digitas technology capability. Tom worked with clients such as General Motors, Microsoft, Charles Schwab, William Sonoma, Kraft Foods, and Sony. In 2000, Tom and his Digitas colleagues created the first version of Roots of Peace’s web site as a pro bono Digitas sponsored client. In 2006 Tom left Digitas, traveled Italy, and returned to head up the San Francisco technology department for Organic, Inc., working with clients such as Mitsubishi, FOX, Sprint, and Bank of America. In 2007, Organic sponsored the second iteration of Roots of Peace’s web site in December of 2007.

Tom currently lives in Larkspur, California and owns, with his business partners, The Marin Fencing Academy, advocating the sport of competitive fencing in North America. ( while competing himself within USFA sponsored tournament across the US.