Thomas Phelps - Bio

Thomas Phelps
Marketing Chair
CIO & VP of Corporate Strategy

Thomas Phelps IV is the CIO and VP of Corporate Strategy for Laserfiche, a global provider of intelligent process automation and enterprise content management software. He leads IT, product support, industry marketing, analyst relations and strategic alliances.

Previously, Thomas was PwC’s national entertainment and media champion for cybersecurity. He led the innovation of content security practices used worldwide by the motion picture industry. Thomas was the Advisory Services leader for a $30B aerospace and defense company and a $15B tech company. He led engagements for Fortune 500 companies on IT transformation, security, privacy, internal audit and business continuity management. Prior to PwC, Thomas was part of three new business initiatives at Motorola, including the start-up Internet Software Products Division.  

Thomas is the Chairperson of Long Beach Accelerator. He serves on several boards, including Innovate@UCLA, STEM Advantage and Southern California, Society for Information Management. He is past-president of ISACA Los Angeles and on the  Speakers Bureau for ISACA International.

Thomas has co-chaired sessions at the Wall Street Journal CIO Network Annual Meetings, and been cited in many publications, including Forbes, The Economist,, IDG Connect, Tech Target, Inc. Magazine and others. He has co-authored/contributed to five books, including publications by PwC, ISACA and CRC Press. In 2019, Thomas became an Adjunct Professor for the Master in Accounting with Emphasis on Data and Analytics (MAcc D+A) program at the University of Southern California.