Managing Director


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Brigham Young University (B.A.)

New York Medical (M.D.)

Harvard Business School (M.B.A.)

Kauffman Fellow
Class 15

Work Experience:

Greenwich Hospital (Yale Affiliate)
Resident Physician

Insall Scott Kelly Institute
Clinical Research Associate

Tom Hawes

Q & A

Q. What's your story?


I was looking for a group of entrepreneurs that were passionate about improving the healthcare system. I scoured the country, talking with people from all areas of the system. Through this process I was connected to the good people at the Box and I am so grateful for it.

Q. What inspires you?


I am motivated by a desire to continually learn and find the truth in any given situation. I want to play a part in finding and amplifying innovative technologies or services that can improve clinical outcomes or reduce costs (hopefully both!) in our system.

I am inspired by the courage of many entrepreneurs that often step away from the security of a paycheck into a world of uncertainty to create, build, and grow a new enterprise.

Q. Why Sandbox?


I believe that it is a privilege to meet with entrepreneurs while they are in the earliest stages of their respective ventures. I have not found two entrepreneurs that were cut from the same cloth, but they all share an acceptance of uncertainty that is courageous. The great entrepreneurs seem to turn that acceptance of uncertainty into creativity, energy, and hopefully innovation … can you see why those meetings are my favorite part of my job!

Q. Where can we find you outside of work?


Either on a date with my lovely wife and/or playing with one or more of my four sons.

Connect With Me!


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August 17, 2012

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VentureBeat & DEMO to Visit Sandbox on DEMO World Tour

February 13, 2012

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Press Release: Sandbox Industries Promotes Five New Managing Directors

October 26, 2011

"October 26, 2011 – CHICAGO – Sandbox Industries (, a Chicago-based ... [more]