Thomas Sparico - Shutting Down Fear

Thomas Sparico is a career entrepreneur, inventor and and executive having built, led and advised several companies across a number of industries.

His career has been driven by a passion for innovation and a desire to engineer the success of concepts and companies. He is the Founder of the Brand New Matter companies (Brand New Matter, Inc. and BNM Ventures). Brand New Matter provides strategic advisory and capital to early stage companies.

Mr. Sparico began his career at the intellectual property think tank, Walker Digital, where he became a named inventor on over 100 US patents. While at Walker Digital, he was also part of the founding team that built and launched priceline.com. After priceline, he went on to launch several other business with a concentration in travel, lifestyle and technology including Internet Travel Enterprises and Marquee Concierge. He led the acquisition and turn around of Hickory Travel (now Hickory Global Partners). Mr. Sparico led BNM Ventures investments in Leaflink, Bizly, VenueBook, Seatboost, LYNQ, and AirportSherpa and is currently an Advisor to Rocketrip, Beachy, Curacity and Gurkha Cigars.

Mr. Sparico is a long standing member of the Board of Directors of Curetivity (formerly the Eric Trump Foundation), currently serving as its President, which raises money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

He resides in New Canaan, CT with his wife and son.