Tom Ryan is CEO and co-founder of Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service in the US, which carries and programs more than 100 live channels and thousands of on-demand movies and TV shows in partnership with major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies. Over 16 million viewers tune in each month to watch premium news, TV shows, movies, sports, live events, cartoons, and trending digital series on mobile, web, and living room devices. Pluto TV is a top free app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Android mobile and also powers built-in streaming television services on Vizio and Samsung smart TVs. Pluto TV was acquired by Viacom for $340 million in March 2019.
Additionally, Tom is a founding board member of Smule (the leader in social music with over 50 million monthly users performing over 20 million songs daily via its mobile apps) and a board member of Threadless (a popular crowdsourced art and e-commerce company where he served as CEO from 2008 to 2012). He is also a venture advisor to Felix Capital and a fund advisor to SignalFire.
Previously, Tom served on the board of men’s clothing service Trunk Club until its acquisition by JW Nordstrom in 2014 as well as Society6, a Threadless portfolio company, until its acquisition by Leaf Group in 2013. Tom previously served as SVP of Digital Strategy at EMI Music as well as co-founder of Cductive (an early digital music retailer company that he merged with eMusic). He holds an AB from Dartmouth College and an MBA from INSEAD in France.