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Thomas M. Siebel

siebel.jpg Tom Siebel is the chairman and chief executive officer of C3 Energy, a smart grid analytics software company.

Mr. Siebel was the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Siebel Systems, one of the world's leading software companies, which merged with Oracle Corporation in January 2006. Founded in 1993, Siebel Systems rapidly became a leader in application software with more than 8,000 employees in 32 countries, over 4,500 corporate customers, and annual revenue in excess of $2 billion.

Mr. Siebel served as chief executive officer of Gain Technology, a multimedia software company that merged with Sybase in December 1992. From 1984 through 1990, he was an executive at Oracle Corporation, where he held a number of senior management positions.

Mr. Siebel serves on the board of advisors for the Stanford University College of Engineering, the University of Illinois College of Engineering, and the University of California at Berkeley College of Engineering. He is a director of the University of Illinois Foundation and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and is the chairman of the board of the American Agora Foundation. Mr. Siebel is the chairman of the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation and the Siebel Scholars Foundation.

Mr. Siebel is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History, an M.B.A., and a Master of Science in Computer Science.

Honors and Awards

  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences - Elected 2013
  • #3 of the World's Top 25 Philanthropists - Barron's, November 2010
  • Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship - The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution, 2010
  • Engineering at Illinois Hall of Fame - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
  • #5 of the World's Top 25 Philanthropists - Barron's, 2009
  • Top 50 Philanthropists - Business Week 2007, 2008
  • Lincoln Academy Laureate - The Lincoln Academy of Illinois, 2008
  • Ph.D. (Hon) Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006
  • White House Commendation, Most Influential Drug Program - Office of National Drug Control Policy, 2006
  • Leadership Award - Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2006
  • Lewis & Clark Pioneers in Industry Award - University of Montana, 2006
  • One of the 50 Best Companies to Work for in Silicon Valley - San Jose Magazine, 2004
  • Thomas M. Siebel, Master Entrepreneur of the Year - Ernst & Young, 2003
  • Entrepreneurial Company of the Year - Harvard Business School, 2003
  • Hall of Fame - CRM Magazine, 2003
  • David Packard Award - Business Executives for National Security, 2002
  • CEO of the Year - IndustryWeek, 2002
  • Top 25 Executives Readers' Choice - Computer Reseller News, 2002
  • Top 25 Managers in Global Business - BusinessWeek, 1999 to 2002
  • Top 25 Executives - Computer Reseller News, 2001
  • University of Illinois Presidential Award and Medallion, 2001
  • Second Fastest Growing Company in America - Fortune, 2000
  • Top 10 CEOs of 2000 - Investor's Business Daily, 2000
  • Hall of Fame: in Recognition of Contributions to the Business and Technology of Customer Service - Call Center Magazine, 2000
  • The World's Most Influential Software Company - BusinessWeek, 2000
  • Third Fastest Growing Company in America - Fortune, 2000
  • The Most Influential Company in IT - Intelligent Enterprise, 2000
  • Fastest Growing Technology Company - Deloitte & Touche, 1999
  • Fastest Growing Company in America - Fortune, 1999


  • Virtual Selling, Free Press, 1996
  • Cyber Rules, Doubleday, 1999
  • Taking Care of eBusiness, Doubleday, 2001
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