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Thomas Thekkekandam

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company. Previously Co-founder and Board of Directors, Nourish International.

Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company. Previously Co-founder and Board of Directors, Nourish International.

6 vouches

Involved In


Tom & Jenny's Candy
Green Top Farms
Nourish International


Ello Raw
Nourish International
Core Grammar
Green Top Farms


Founder Tom & Jenny's Candy October 2014 - present
Co Founder Green Top Farms October 2014 - present
Engagement Manager McKinsey & Company January 2011 - October 2014
Co-founder and Board of Directors Nourish International August 2002 - July 2010
Summer Associate McKinsey & Company July 2009 - August 2009
Summer Associate Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson July 2008 - August 2008
Summer Associate Kilpatrick Stockton May 2008 - July 2008
Summer Associate McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP May 2007 - July 2007
Assistant Project Manager The Link Group January 2005 - July 2006
Assistant Canvass Director Fund for Public Interest Research July 2004 - December 2004


Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 2006 - 2010
Duke University School of Law 2006 - 2010
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Political Science, Psychology 2000 - 2004
High Point Central High School 1996 - 2000

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Local
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Green
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Mobile
  • • Travel
  • • Social Impact
  • • Commerce
  • • Healthcare
  • • Payments
  • • Nutrition
  • • Fitness
  • • Wellness
  • • Quantified-self

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Kesav Mohan
They're my school  •  CEO, L.L.C.. Previously COO, [Stealth Start-up]. Duke grad.
Hi, (The FD website vouching system was not working when I wrote this. It would not allow me to select three categories for Tommy). Tommy ... would be great for FD. He is wicked smart, has worked with/advised a good number of start-ups in his career, and has started his own businesses. He was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey, and is now looking for a new challenge, primarily in the RDU area. He's good at strategy and execution.
Abhay Jain
They're my school  •  Founder and CEO, Soundscope. Previously Student, Fuqua School of Business - Duke University School of Law.
He has the innate ability to understand a business from end to end within seconds and deploy the tactical know-how to improve operations and ... performance. Further, through his extensive legal, financial, and strategic skills, he has the ability to provide guidance that no other single entity can provide. To top it all of, he is great to work with and is incredible patient.
Melvin Hines
They're my school  •  CEO & Co-Founder, Upswing Retention and Founder, Upswing.
Thomas has an acumen for understanding complex issues and distilling them into pieces of information that are easy to digest. He not has a h ... igh strategic IQ, but also a down-to-earth mentality that makes him approachable to those in need.
Jud Bowman
We worked together  •  Member, Board of Directors, North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation and Member, Board of Directors, Nourish International.
Tommy is an incredibly thoughtful, passionate, and strategic thinker and entrepreneur.
Katie Finnegan
They're my school  •  Product, Previously Co-Founder, Hukkster.
Tommy is truly one of the most dynamic people I have worked with-- You can trust him to build an insanely detailed model while also driving ... CEO level strategy and insight.
Bill Brown
They're my professor  •  CEO, NET Power, LLC and Co-Founder, 8 Rivers Capital. Innovating and commercializing ideas in energy, telecom, manufacturing and healthcare.
Highly motivated and motivating. Intelligent.

Vinay Tannan, Ph.D.
They're my friends  •  Director of Business Development, Birch Studio, Inc. and Acting VP of Marketing and Clinical Affairs, InSpark Technologies Inc..
Vinay has great startup instincts. His background in IP and his experience working with tons of inventors and innovators gives him the right ... business judgement to identify needs and the most intelligent ways to solve them. He's also got a talent for pulling together the right resources and team members to execute.

Abhay Jain
They're my school  •  Founder and CEO, Soundscope. Previously Student, Fuqua School of Business - Duke University School of Law.
Abhay thinks differently from most people around him. After completing a JD/MBA, he chose not to go into corporate law - the safe route so ... many of his classmates took - to pursue his dream of creating a potentially industry-changing startup. He has been resourceful and persistent from the start. Abhay bootstrapped, then raised seed funding on his own. He is very good at learning as he goes and thinking very strategically about how to win.