Thomas Fredell joined Merrill Corporation in 2015. In his role as chief product officer, he focuses on all aspects of product management and engineering to drive growth and innovation for Merrill’s client-facing solutions, including Merrill DataSite and Merrill Bridge. Fredell joined Merrill from SmithCo Investments, where he was CEO. Prior to his tenure with SmithCo Investments, he was chief technology officer for both Snagajob and IntraLinks. He holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MBA from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. He’s written several books on various technology topics and holds several technology patents.