Thomas Noyes (AE, ’87) was inducted as the 12th member for MABE’s Hall of Fame at the department’s annual awards banquet on April 4.
Noyes is the founder and CEO of Commerce Signals and has over 20 years of experience in banking, payments, software development and product innovation. He has worked with leading banks, mobile operators, payment networks, and entrepreneurs globally to bring innovation to consumers. He has built high performance global teams that have created new products to serve both advanced markets and the rural poor.
After obtaining an MBA from the University of Houston, he was hired by First Union Corporation where his team built the world’s first online bank.
He has held positions at Oracle Corporation, Wachovia Corporation, and Citigroup. He also worked for Google in 2011, leading strategy and acquisitions for the Google Wallet Program.
In 2014, he was named one for the Top 25 Innovators to Watch in Financial Services by Bank Innovation.
After graduating from the University of Tennessee, Noyes worked for McDonnell Douglas Space Systems (NASA Houston) for 8 years where he was responsible for the space shuttle’s ascent and descent guidance. In this role he worked directly with astronauts in both evolving and testing flight software. After the Columbia disaster in 2003, he appeared on CNN, ABC, and Fox News as a spokesperson for NASA.
MABE started the Hall of Fame in 2015 as a way to recognize those who hold an engineering degree, have made an impact in their field, and been recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to society.