Department of Economics

Thomas Hall

  • Graduated: 2010
  • Field: Analyst/Consultant, Healthcare, Management/Entrepreneurship
Thomas Hall(opens in new window), who graduated with a BA in Economics and a BS in Business Administration in 2010, is a fellow with Velocity Venture Capital and works in marketing at CleanStart(opens in new window) in Sacramento, California. 
While a student at Chico State Thomas spent spring and fall semesters in 2007 – 2008 with Hewlett-Packard(opens in new window) in Shanghai, China.  When he returned for the fall 2008 semester Thomas was a founding member of the Center for Entrepreneurship(opens in new window) at Chico State.  
After graduation Tom volunteered with SARTA(opens in new window), a non-profit that fosters technology and entrepreneurial growth in the Sacramento region, bringing new startups to their Clean showcase.  From there Thomas became assistant to the CEO of Vanelli Foods(opens in new window), LLC, a food processing start up in Roseville, California.   In 2012 Thomas returned to the Chico area to become chief financial officer for North Valley Eye Care(opens in new window) in Chico and Ridge Eye Care(opens in new window) in Paradise.  After successfully expanding eye care groups Thomas moved on to Mindful Health Solutions(opens in new window) in Sacramento where he oversaw its rebranding and transition into TMS Health Solutions(opens in new window).  In 2016 he joined Velocity Venture Capital researching and analyzing seed investments in the Healthcare field.
"My economics background enables me to identify and articulate market trends from knowing when to buy raw materials, to identifying when current supply is not going to meet future demand,” Tom stated in a recent email.  “Recognizing changes in the market enables me to stay ahead on what to expect from potential investments, marketing opportunities, cost of goods, and even appropriate employee compensation.  Economics has complemented all areas of my work."   (Last Updated 11/3/16)