Tom Blandford, President/CEO

Tom Blandford


Tom Blandford, founder and CEO of eTrepid, has a unique career path that resulted in the establishment of a company in the image of his service. As a U.S. Navy veteran, Tom’s military service and information technology background led him to create and become the premier award-winning global IT services provider in the Maryland/Washington D.C./Virginia area.

Transitioning from military to civilian technology in the early nineties, Tom led the team responsible for establishing the system infrastructure to support wireless messaging across the mid-Atlantic and Southwestern portions of the U.S. From there he saw the future of corporate connectivity and decided to immerse himself in Information Technology and Cybersecurity.

As an avid scuba diver, Tom is drawn to the wonders of the ocean and experiencing life in unfamiliar territory through his camera lens. Just like every new dive commands a focused, individualized approach, Tom understands each new eTrepid partnership brings a unique set of circumstances that need to be addressed with attention to detail.

eTrepid was established on March 2, 2010 and as the company grew, it established itself as a Microsoft Tier 1 Cloud Solution provider, Tom dedicated himself to building a foundation of skilled IT professionals who placed customer care and satisfaction as priority number one. From day one, each new member of eTrepid gets indoctrinated into eTrepid’s journey to consistently deliver best-in-class solutions the eTrepid way.

"We begin with the end in mind. A careful selection process starts in-house by who we knight at our roundtable and continues with every partner or customer we invite to join us," Tom is proud to report. He goes on to explain, "When people think of IT, they routinely think of switches and routers, but we exist for the secure and consistent technology [technological] experience of our end-users and helping their organizations succeed."

Favorite Quote

"Wisdom: Knowledge rightly applied. We assimilate lots of knowledge. Whether or not we do anything with that knowledge is a measure of our wisdom. That implies some change... and change can be difficult.”
-Hyrum W. Smith

Tom's 7 Habits Target - Begin with the end in mind.

"Begin with an end in mind. Don’t work aimlessly, tackling whatever job is at hand. Have a vision for the future and align your actions accordingly to make it into a reality."

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