Thomas Miranda served as an engineer, manager, and executive for nearly two decades within high growth Fortune 100 Silicon Valley firms HP Palo Alto & Cisco ranging from product development, corporate strategy, Enterprise IT to operating and management. He has also served as a director and chairman to numerous regional and Texas wide nonprofits, has led executive director search/transitions and has advised several startups, CEOs and large corporations.
As President of Sparkovation Advisors, Thomas actively advises startups, CEOs, corporations and investment portfolios on value creation, leadership/talent, digital business/IT and growth.
Thomas formed his first tech startup at 15 years of age, with a penchant for innovation and entrepreneurship, he later began his engineering career at HP Palo Alto then at Cisco led product development / engineering teams to deliver successive differentiated billion-dollar flagship products from concept to market. After years of saturation within Cisco’s product development, differenation & leadership model, he rose to lead enterprise wide transformational change strategy aimed at restructuring complex people, process, technology challenges generated by 100+ acquisitions.
He founded the office and served as Cisco’s inaugural Latin American employee CTO over the Americas & Europe while working with Cisco Ventures to seed billion-dollar ideas across global markets and evangelizing emerging technologies aligned to Cisco’s investment portfolio.
Mr. Miranda’s journey began prior to attending community college and to this day he has been deeply involved across several social impact causes including education, workforce, entrepreneurship and inclusion where he has served as a past Board Chair of The Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Mission Capital, Austin Ed Fund and EGBI. Thomas currently serves on several boards including UFCU, Capital Area Workforce Development Board (WFS), GABC, Texas Lyceum, the Austin Area Research Organization and Leadership Austin(past). He attended The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and has earned project management and executive leadership credentials from George Washington University, Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.