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Thomas Phelps

VP of Corporate Strategy & CIO - Laserfiche


Thomas Phelps IV is the VP of Corporate Strategy & CIO for Laserfiche, a global provider of enterprise content management and process automation software. Thomas joined Laserfiche in 2014 and leads IT, industry marketing, analyst relations and major strategic initiatives. He was part of the executive team that launched Laserfiche Cloud in 2015, and led security and compliance efforts to obtain a SOC 2 attestation. Thomas led corporate initiatives for Laserfiche to be recognized as a Challenger in the Gartner MQ for Content Services Platform for the first time in 2017 and 2018, a Peer Insights rating of 4.7 (out of 5.0) as of August 18, 2019, and a Leader in the Nucleus Research 2019 ECM Value Matrix. He created the team that redesigned Laserfiche certification courses used to train customers and over 300 solution providers globally.

Prior to Laserfiche, Thomas was the national entertainment and media champion for cybersecurity at PwC. He led the initiative to innovate content security practices used worldwide in the motion picture industry. He also developed the PwC methodologies and marketing collateral for the new Telecom and Network Services practice. He was the Advisory Services leader for two major accounts generating over $12M in annual advisory revenue, including a client service team that received the PwC Chairman’s Award. He provided Fortune 500 clients with guidance on IT transformation, security, privacy, internal audit and business continuity management. He designed and implemented solutions and risk management programs to address SOX, HIPAA, GLBA and other regulations. In addition, Thomas was part of three new business initiatives at Motorola. This included the start-up Internet Software Products Division (Austin, TX), the multi-billion dollar Motorola MOS 12 (Chandler, AZ) semiconductor fab, and a new production line for Motorola Radius GP 300 radios (Mt. Pleasant, IA). 

Thomas is the Chairperson of Long Beach AcceleratorTM, a non-profit whose mission is to accelerate early stage startups with seed funding, mentorship and exit strategy. He is on the ISACA 50th Anniversary Panel, providing governance and speaking at events for a cybersecurity and IT audit standards-setting organization—with 460,000 engaged individuals in 188 countries and 220 chapters. He is on the Executive Board for Innovate@UCLA, an executive IT organization sponsored by UCLA, and the Marketing Chair for the Southern California, Society of Information Management (www.SCSIM.org). Thomas is also the Director of Corporate Relations for LA Blockchain Lab. He has co-authored the book, Telecommunications Cost Management, published by CRC Press. He has contributed to several ISACA publications including Risks of Customer Relationship Management, a joint book effort with PwC. He earned his BBA in MIS from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2019, Thomas became an adjunct professor teaching IT Auditing and Analytics in the USC Masters in Accounting program.