Thomas Knowles manages Gratitude Railroad, an investment partnership created by proven entrepreneurs, operators and investors with a common belief that business and capitalism can be a force for helping solve critical social and environmental issues. Prior to GRR, Thomas led corporate development and strategy for an e-commerce company, Backcountry, and a SAAS company, Liveperson. He also spent five years in investing roles with SVB Capital, the venture capital arm of Silicon Valley Bank. Knowles graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Economics.