Tom Rabon brings more than 30 years of experience working in government and the private sector. He has worked extensively with governments around the world to create market opportunities for US companies in emerging markets. He served in various executive positions at AT&T and Lucent Technologies. He was recruited to become the Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs of Red Hat and played a key role in helping to build the company from a little known startup into a very successful global technology company. After eight wonderful years at Red Hat, he joined New Kind as Chairman and Partner.
He received his BA from UNC-Chapel Hill and completed executive management programs at Harvard University. He has served on various Boards including the NC Technology Association, University of North Carolina at Wilmington and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of MCNC. At age 23 he was one of the youngest persons ever elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives.