Tom Reid, President, and founder of Reid Consulting Group has nearly 40 years of experience in the technology sector.  His experience is extensive, advising both public and private-industry clients on strategic planning, technology architecture, competitive bidding, and project management.

He is a passionate leader, with an acumen for bringing together high-performing, multidisciplinary teams to create customized strategies for clients. His work spans multiple industries including healthcare, telecommunications, major universities, government agencies and niche manufacturing.  The wealth of industry experience and his highly collaborative approach makes the difference between short-term solutions and long-term impact for his clients.

Tom’s strategic mindset, insightfulness, technical depth, and analytical rigor are the foundation of his success.  He prides himself on providing tangible value to each and every client. He is a recognized authority on broadband, his strong leadership and both industry and technical insight has resulted in nearly $200 million in funding for client projects. He speaks frequently to policymakers and influential audiences on infrastructure, GIS mapping, demographics, and funding challenges related to middle and last-mile broadband networks.

In addition to consulting for businesses and agencies nationwide, Tom is also the lead inventor and founder of SEED protocol, the Secure Exchange of Encrypted Data, and currently holds 4 issued US patents for this work.  Prior to establishing Reid Consulting Group, he led IT operations at Ohio University as the Director of Computing and Network Services and was instrumental in the design and implementation of a fiber-based telephone network and wireless network spanning 110 buildings, and an integrated data network across six campuses.

Tom graduated magna cum laude, with highest honors from The Ohio State University honors college, and later received his Master’s degree in Telecommunications and Computer Science from Ohio University.  He serves as an Executive Consultant for the Northridge Group, providing business process strategy to Fortune 100 Companies, and is the principal research partner for the Connecting Appalachia Consortium.

When he is not solving complex business issues, or spending quality time with his family,  Tom enjoys the rolling hills and vistas of Appalachia Ohio from 13,000 feet.

Professional Experience


President, Founder | Reid Consulting Group

Established in 2006 with a focus on supporting C-level executives in organizational strategy, and building collaborative partnerships to inform public policy.


Founder and Lead Inventor | SEED Protocol

The intellectual property known as the Secure Exchange of Encrypted Data (SEED) began in 2011. The work creates an authoritative source of data, encrypted once and securly shared across organizational boundaries and application. The process, which has been awarded 4 issued US Patents, deploys high performance indelible distributed ledger-based information using blockchain technology.


Executive Consultant | Nothridge Group | Rosemont, Il

Provide technology and business process consulting services to fortune 100 enterprises and government clients as a sub-contractor to Northridge

1994 - 2006

Director | Computing and Network Services | Ohio University | Athens, Oh

Built and managed an entrepreneurial organization providing a wide array of technology services to the entire campus community. Grew the department from two, to a team of 75 full-time staff with an annual budget of $15 million.

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