Formal bio

Tom Loveland is the founder and CEO of Mind Over Machines, an experienced consulting and technology services firm that envisions and delivers game-changing information systems for commercial and government clients throughout the Mid Atlantic; and co-founder of Gerretson LLC, a cybersecurity firm serving Federal and commercial clients.

In response to the passage of the “tech tax” in 2007, he co-founded the Maryland Computer Services Association, Maryland’s first statewide IT industry lobbying association, and, in collaboration with other business groups and IT industry leaders, led a lobbying and grassroots effort that resulted in the unprecedented repeal of the tax before it took effect as law.

In 2010,  Baltimore’s mayor appointed Loveland to her economic transition team and later named him Google Czar. And he co-founded the Maryland IT PAC.

Loveland has been named an Influential Marylander, Maryland Power Player, Innovator of the Year, Connector of the Year, and Baltimore’s Extraordinary Technology Advocate. He and several Mind Over Machines practice leaders are  profiled in the 2012 book, CTOs at Work: Interviews with Some of the Top CTOs of Our Times. Repeatedly named among Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies, Mind Over Machines was also formerly named by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as Small Business of the Year for the Eastern Region.

Loveland has served on the boards of the Tech Council of Maryland, the Greater Baltimore Technology Council, the Baltimore Efficiency and Economy Foundation and the Greater Baltimore Committee’s President’s Advisory Council. He is a member of Leadership Maryland’s Class of 2004 and the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Leadership Class of 2011, a charter member of The B’More Fund, a giving circle, and a founding member of Baltimore Angels, an angel investment group. He frequently speaks to business groups and has keynoted on the state and national stage.