Tom Severson

Tom Severson
COO and CFO

A finance executive with 25+ years' experience in technology, media and telecommunications, Tom was most recently CFO of Global Eagle Entertainment and CFO of EMC, prior to Global Eagle’s $550 million purchase of them in 2016. Previously he held the CFO post at Myxer, the Nicklaus Companies (owned by golf legend Jack Nicklaus), American Media and Paxson Communications (ndba ION Media). Early in his career, Tom was the Chief Accounting Officer of Sinclair Broadcast Group and a CPA in the audit practice of KPMG.

Tom's experience includes a significant focus on business operations combined with the ability to consistently execute successful transactions. These transactions have included $3.2 billion in business acquisitions, $6.2 billion in public and private capital raising activities, and the execution of $1.5 billion in business sale transactions, including the $550 million sale of Emerging Markets Communications to Global Eagle Entertainment in July of 2016.

Our Mission

Our team of engineers and space scientists is on a mission to eliminate the connectivity gaps faced by today’s 5 billion mobile subscribers and finally bring broadband to the billions who remain unconnected.