Tom Winterstein · (803) 466-5825 ·


Tom Winterstein has over 20 years’ experience providing technology related products and services to K-12 and higher education organizations throughout the US and in the UK.  During the past decade he’s focused on providing world class eLearning solutions to both the education and corporate markets.  Tom has been on the senior management teams for software development and IT services firms, an e-Learning content and LMS provider, a systems integration firm, and has provided consulting services within the eLearning space.  He began his career with the SC Department of Education.

Experience Highlights
As Vice President of Government and Academic Services for IKON Office Solutions Technology Services Division Tom led and worked with teams of academicians, technical professionals, and other staff members in authoring Instructional Technology Plans and implementing computer network systems at the K-12 level to various state and local districts including the SC Department of Education.  The division was responsible for deploying administrative, instructional and media center (AIM) technology to over 50 school districts, offering products on state contracts, and featured Rock Hill School District 3 (SC) as a model district by integrating all the schools to the district office and setting up over 1000 desktops as part of a $6.6M project.  Tom promoted the division’s academic consulting practice to US Connect Partners which services drove large integration projects in the Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and New York offices.  During this time the $25M division published a quarterly journal titled “Ubiquitous Access” – the Convergence of Education and Technology.  Tom served as 1 of 20 members on Microsoft’s Solution Provider Advisory Council for Education and ultimately was promoted within IKON’s subsidiary to Chief Operating Officer responsible for 4 of the 5 business units and oversaw $50M in revenues.

At VC3, Tom’s business unit was responsible for all aspects of a K-12 data warehouse software product including P&L, development, support, implementation, sales, marketing, business development, and public relations. The award-winning web based TestView integrated standardized test score data with demographic, class, and teacher data. TestView is a flexible, easy-to-use solution geared towards providing K-12 educators the ability to easily track and analyze academic progress, automatically develop academic plans, allocate resources, report on student performance, and administer state/federal accountability NCLB related mandates.

As President and CEO of NetGen Learning Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of South Carolina’s (USC) Development Foundation he worked with a committee that included former Secretary of Education Dick Riley to develop and launch the Virtual College of Education at the University of South Carolina’s College of Education.  For NetGen, Tom negotiated and secured $4M in funding including a $250,000 research grant which provided funds to help develop the first graduate level online courses ever offered by the university. 

While at NetGen, Tom pioneered the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Academy by collaborating with faculty from the College of Business as well as the College of Engineering and Information Technology.  USC’s CIO became an active member of The CIO Academy which was the first program to market position-specific executive education for CIO’s.  The program combined instructor led training and online courses that was offered at various colleges and universities throughout the US.  NetGen was selected as the winner of the e-Learning Magazine Success Story for partnering The CIO Academy with Emory University's Goizueta Executive Education Program in Atlanta.

Led by Tom’s vision for the company, NetGen identified, negotiated, and managed relationships / intellectual property with 50+ subject matter experts for online content in business, education, and engineering totaling 250+ hours of online instruction securing customers in 28 states and three countries. More recently while consulting for an international Microsoft Gold Partner, Tom led and managed the growth of an eLearning SCORM conversion tool which was distributed worldwide and available in 15 languages thru Microsoft’s Learning Essentials program for educators as well as 42 other partners.

Tom has presented at international, national, state, and local education conferences including Educause, BETT, NECC, AASA, SALT, FETC, GaETC, NCETC, CIT, PADLA, SC ETC, SCAET, SCASA, ASTD, eLearning Guild, USConnect, and ADL.

Education & Certification
Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina
M.B.A. degree (Marketing/Finance) and B.S. degree (Management Science)

CIO Academy (Goizueta School of Business at Emory University)
Executive education programs in The CIO Academy (Goizueta School of Business at Emory University), Mastering Business Development, and the Deming Quality Program for service companies.


Tom Winterstein
Tom Winterstein

  • Proven success in driving market share, revenue, and profitability in startups and large companies.

  • Sectors: Software, eLearning, High Tech, General

  • Specific knowledge in B2B, B2C, Government, Education, and International
  • MBA - Marketing/Finance, B.S. - Management Science

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