Tom Bartlett

Position: Co-Founder & President

At 20 Degrees, Tom oversees day to day operations, finances, growth strategy, and products and tools for our clients.  All of that to say, Tom is the engineer behind the scenes who makes things work.  He takes our clients’ complex problems and looks for approachable and accessible solutions they can use.  He is especially fond of working with teammates to deliver “community-centered design” solutions and affirming leaders’ agency in the process.  Tom’s work ensures that clients are able to understand their financial position and access the products and tools they need to lead effectively.  Of the work Tom is most proud of at 20 Degrees, it was creating a nonprofit sector COVID-19 financial response tool-kit in March 2020 that saw 10,000 downloads in two weeks.  The tool-kit’s impact and resonance came at a tumultuous moment for the sector and spawned programmatic work that 20 Degrees continues to deliver today.

Nearly 20 years ago, Tom built his career at a top Fortune 50 company, and is recognized as a corporate social responsibility (CSR) leader with experience in developing funding strategies, analyzing business opportunities, managing teams, and deploying community investments.  Tom began his career at The Boeing Company as an engineer, bringing this mindset and his CSR skills to his work at 20 Degrees.

Tom was recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one  of 40 emerging leaders under the age of 40 who demonstrate impact through exceptional  leadership in the Washington Metro region. Tom is a member of the 2020 class of Leadership Greater Washington.