|Born||1954 (age 64–65)|
Bethpage, New York, U.S.
|Residence||Croton-on-Hudson, New York|
|Alma mater||Binghamton University|
|Occupation||Founding Partner, Vice Chairman & Global Head of Financial Products & Services of Bloomberg L.P.|
|Spouse(s)||Cynthia Cohen Secunda|
Thomas "Tom" Secunda (born 1954) is an American business executive, best known as one of the original four co-founders of Bloomberg L.P. and current vice chairman of the company's board.He has signed Giving Pledge which commits him to donating the majority of his wealth to charity.
Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1981, with the help of Thomas Secunda, Duncan MacMillan, Charles Zegar, and a 30% ownership investment by Merrill Lynch.
Thomas Secunda was born in 1954 in Bethpage, New York.He graduated from Binghamton University with Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in mathematics.
The State University of New York at Binghamton, commonly referred to as Binghamton University and SUNY Binghamton, is a public research university with campuses in Binghamton, Vestal, and Johnson City, New York, United States. It is one of the four university centers in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. As of Fall 2018, 17,768 undergraduate and graduate students attend the university. The Vestal campus is listed as a census-designated place, with a residential population of 6,177 as of the 2010 Census.
Beginning his career as a programmer,Thomas Secunda worked as a fixed-income trader at Morgan Stanley, as well as a systems researcher at Salomon Brothers, where he worked alongside future co-founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg.
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In 1982, Secunda joined his former Salomon Brothers colleagues Michael Bloomberg, Duncan MacMillan, and Charles Zegar to set up Innovative Market Systems, later renamed Bloomberg L.P. in 1987.He serves as the global head of Bloomberg’s Financial Products and Services where his primary responsibility is to help Bloomberg develop new features and tools for the Bloomberg Professional service, the company’s primary product, driving 85 percent of its estimated $7 billion in revenue. As head of Financial Products, Secunda oversees a global staff of 6,000. In July 2011, Secunda was appointed vice chairman of Bloomberg L.P..
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In addition to being one of the four co-founders of Bloomberg L.P., Secunda sits on the board of directors.When asked about Bloomberg, Secunda has said, "I'm immensely proud of the culture, the people and the company. The product is wonderful and I'm very proud of that as well."
Secunda and his wife Cindy are signatories of the Giving Pledge.The beneficiaries of the couple's charitable giving are primarily organizations that focus on "National Parks, local parks, conservation, healthcare and Jewish causes." Since devastating 2017 hurricane impacted the U.S. Virgin Islands and other parts of the Caribbean, Secunda has been deeply involved in reconstruction efforts there. In 2011, Secunda was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Parks Conservation Association. He also serves on the board of trustees for the Intrepid Museum Foundation, and on the board of directors of the Manhattan Theater Club. In 2012, he was awarded the Simon Wiesenthal Center's award for his philanthropic work.
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Secunda currently lives with his wife, Cynthia "Cindy" Cohen, who is also Jewish,and their two daughters in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
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