After graduating from Stanford University and Harvard Business School,
his career started in 1967 in San Francisco at the beginning of the
technology revolution in Silicon Valley.
Thomas Weisel has a long history of entrepreneurship and leadership in investment banking.
After graduating from Stanford University and Harvard Business School, his career started in 1967 in San Francisco at the beginning of the technology revolution in Silicon Valley.
Over the last several decades, he has founded two investment banks that took many prominent companies public in the Technology, Healthcare, Consumer and Financial Services industries. Mr. Weisel received the lifetime achievement award from the National Venture Capital Association in 2006.
In addition to his own athletic accomplishments, Mr. Weisel led the re-organization- including restructuring, governance, and funding- of two US National Governing Bodies of Sports: skiing and cycling. Mr. Weisel was awarded the Olympic Foundation Steinbrenner Award in 2011 for his efforts on behalf of skiing and cycling. In 2017 a group of US Ski Team Trustees endowed the Heads Mens Alpine coaching position in Thom’s name. In 2018, Mr Weisel was inducted into the US Ski Team Hall of Fame. He continues to serve on the Board of Trustees for the US Ski and Snowboard Association and is the Chairman of the US Cycling Development Foundation.
Mr. Weisel currently serves on the Board of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Previously, he served on the boards of NASDAQ, Stanford Endowment Management Board, Harvard Business School Advisory Board and the New York Museum of Modern Art.
Mr. Weisel is currently Co-Chairman of Stifel Financial Company.
Recently Thom participated in a panel discussion for students & families of Middlebury College to discuss his experience in the financial industry
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The Thomas Weisel Head Alpine Coach Endowment was generously funded and created by several of Mr. Weisel’s friends to commemorate Thom’s contributions to skiing
After more than a century of athletic support, U.S. Ski & Snowboard is expanding into additional phases of commitment to its athletes. Guided by the organization’s vision, mission and strategic goals, U.S. Ski & Snowboard is dedicated to developing the whole athlete and is rapidly building programs that focus on the complete development of its competitors to support not just their athletic careers, but also their educational and professional endeavors off the slopes.
Thom Weisel Inducted into Hall of Fame – USSA
Longtime US Ski Team supporter Thom Weisel will be one of eight athletes and sports builders inducted into the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. Weisel will be inducted in April of 2018 at an event hosted at Squaw Valley, where the 1960 Olympic Winter Games were held.