Management Team


Management Team


Tom Burke

With 20 years of experience creating data-based solutions, Tom thrives on finding new and better ways to clean and enhance email addresses. Prior to founding TowerData, Tom was responsible for email hygiene products at Return Path and led the product team at Invertica. Tom started his career at Oracle, designing and implementing database applications for enterprise clients. Tom has a MBA from Stanford University and a B.A. in Psychology, with Highest Honors and Distinction, from the University of California at Berkeley. In addition, he holds the patent for TowerData’s Email Change of Address service.


Phil Davis

Phil is a data industry veteran, previously holding high-ranking positions at a number of well-known players, including CEO of Rapleaf (now a division of TowerData), President of ConsumerBase (where he ran its data division and digital agency) and SVP/HD of the then newly formed online division of Equifax. Before Equifax, Phil was part of the management team that took Daleen Technologies public. Exceptionally energetic and personable, you’ll often find Phil discussing the benefits and best practices of utilizing big data in marketing at conferences throughout the country. At TowerData, Phil helps clients identify better, more efficient ways to engage their prospects and customers. Phil holds a B.S. from Vanderbilt University.

Brian Cardona Bio

Brian Cardona

In parallel with the growth of the email channel, Brian's been a direct marketer since the beginning of his career more than 15 years ago. Brian helps TowerData customers apply our technology to maximize revenue, minimize costs and improve the depth and accuracy of their databases. Prior to TowerData, Brian worked at Ziff Davis Publishing where he managed the journals product line including the ZD Tips email file, one of the first large opt-in email lists. Brian is a graduate of the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business.


Aaron Couts

Aaron began programming computers professionally right out of high school and has been working in technology ever since. He started his email career at Return Path, where he did product activations and bounce handling automation. Aaron has been with TowerData since the beginning, managing TowerData’s systems and delivering top quality results to clients in a timely manner. He has a B.A. in Physics from Carleton College.