Mr. Thomas Lazay serves as Co-Founder & Managing Director at CompanyOn. He also serves as Venture Partner at Converge Venture Partners. He is Founder & CEO of Silouet Inc., a consumer mobile payments startup. Prior to founding Silouet, Tom was the COO of Shaser Bioscience, Inc., a startup that developed consumer laser and IPL aesthetic medical devices for permanent hair removal, skin rejuvenation, and acne treatment. Shaser's products are now sold at retail locations world-wide under the Remington i-Light and Reveal brand names. Shaser was acquired by Spectrum Brands (NYSE: SPB) in 2012. Before joining Shaser, Tom was co-founder of Voice Signal Technologies, a developer of speech recognition and synthesis technology and applications for mobile devices. Voice Signal's speech technology was developed in 21 languages and deployed globally in more than 100M mobile handsets from Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, RIM, Palm and others. Tom served in many roles as the company grew, and was ultimately responsible for product management and wireless carrier business development with Sprint and Verizon Wireless when the company was acquired by Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN) in 2007. Tom holds a BA in Computer Science from Trinity College in Hartford, Ct. He serves as Limited Partner at Project 11 Ventures.