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Tom Blessing

Managing Director, Retail and Trading Group - TD Ameritrade


Tom Blessing is the Managing Director of the Retail and Trading technology team at TD Ameritrade.  He is responsible for product team engagement, solution delivery, and application support for the retail and trading web and mobile customer platforms, including Trade Architect and Thinkorswim.

Tom was the CIO of the Corporate Technology Group at Fidelity Investments from 2011 to 2016.  Tom joined Fidelity in 2008 as part of their IT Transformation initiative, and from 2009 to 2011 he led the Finance, Procurement, and Accounting Information Technology group.  Prior to joining Fidelity, Tom spent seven years at Ford Motor Company where he held several IT leadership positions in product development, strategy and organizational development, manufacturing, and human resources/health care.  Tom began his career in the defense and automotive systems fields and has over 10 years of experience in roles from technical contributor to program management.

Tom holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan.  He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Wayne State University.