Thomas M. Uhlman

CFNJ Board Member

Thomas M. Uhlman, Ph.D., is Chairman of the CFNJ Board of Trustees and also serves on its Executive, Leadership, and Nominating Committees.

Dr. Uhlman is a Founder and Managing Partner at New Venture Partners LLC, an early stage technology focused venture capital firm. Previously he was President of the New Ventures Group at Lucent Technologies as well as Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategy, Business Development and Public Affairs. In his time at Lucent and with New Venture Partners, he and his colleagues created more than 60 new technology businesses.

Prior to his work with Lucent, Dr. Uhlman served as Vice President of Corporate Development for AT&T and before that as Director of Corporate Development at the Hewlett-Packard Company. At HP, he also directed the work of President Reagan’s Commission on Industrial Competitiveness on behalf of HP’s CEO, the Commission’s Chairman.

Dr. Uhlman has also served as Director of Productivity Improvement at the U.S. Department of Education and was an assistant and associate professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He was one of the founders of the Council on Competitiveness and co-chaired the New Jersey Governor’s High Technology Task Force.

He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester, his Sloan Masters degree from Stanford University’s School of Business, and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He served on the boards of 15 portfolio companies and currently serves as Board Chair of the Madison Area YMCA and Nominating Committee Chair on the board of the College of Arts and Sciences Foundation at UNC-Chapel Hill.