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Tom Richardson

Tom Richardson is a media and marketing veteran with broad experience in management, consulting, and teaching.

He is president of Convergence Sports & Media, a digital media and marketing consultancy he launched in 2004 after a corporate career in media and sports. Working with a variety of companies, from well-established properties to startup ventures, Convergence focuses on helping grow and manage businesses in a highly disrupted and increasingly complex media/marketing ecosystem. The firm's consulting and advisement work includes strategic planning, business and partnership development, marketing, sales, and resourcing. Clients have included NBC Sports, IMG, Bloomberg, WWE, and the U.S. Olympic Committee. Currently, Richardson is serving as the SVP of Strategy and Business Development for a longtime Convergence client, Mercury Intermedia, a leading cross-platform application development company with clients such as Comcast, Red Bull Media, and TED.

Following his passion for education and mentorship, Richardson also has been an adjunct professor at New York University and Iona College. He is also the founder and CEO of Talent League, a marketplace that matched curated millennial talent with companies in sports, media, and marketing.

In addition to being a frequent speaker at industry events, Richardson is also one of the organizers of NYVC Sports, which integrates New York City’s entrepreneurial, enterprise, and investment communities by hosting special events for a curated network of executives—all at the intersection of the digital and sports marketplaces. He earned his B.A. in English from Hamilton College and did some graduate work in publishing at NYU.