Thomas E. Noonan


Tom Noonan assumed the role of president and CEO at JouleX in 2010 and also remains a partner at TechOperators, an early-stage investing firm he co-founded in 2008. He is the former chair, president and CEO of Internet Security Systems (ISS), which he cofounded in 1995 and was acquired by IBM for $1.5 billion in 2006. In 2002, President Bush appointed Noonan to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), a White House homeland defense initiative that protects information systems critical to the nation's infrastructure.

In addition to the Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech, Noonan also holds a Business degree from Harvard. He is active in numerous professional societies and a board member of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Woodruff Arts Center, Georgia Tech Foundation, the Carter Center’s Board of Counselors, Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) and Georgia Tech College of Computing.

Notable Accomplishments: 
  • CEO of ISS which was bought by IMB for 1.5 billion
  • Served on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council
  • Holds an MBA from Harvard