J Thomas McMurray, President and CEO, Marine Ventures Foundation. Since founding Marine Ventures in 2000, Tom McMurray has been involved in a wide range of conservation and documentary film projects in the US, Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, Bahamas and Western Australia. Tom is currently the Chair of the Felidae Conservation Fund, was one of he founding directors of The Ocean Foundation and still serves on the Technical Advisory board for Lighthawk. In his previous life, Tom worked at several Silicon Valley startups and was a Managing Director at Sequoia Capital where much of the inspiration for leveraging cutting edge information technology to attempt to modernize the conservation movement was born. Finally he received his B.S. and Ph.D. from Duke University.