Thomas Corey is an actor, world traveler and real estate developer. He made his professional stage debut in Philadelphia before going on to perform productions at both Mark Taper Forum and Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
Corey’s views on race and capitalism may seem radical to many African Americans, yet they reflect an intellectual journey which started with Jim Crow Savannah and ultimately lead him down a path of right-wing political and economic conservatism.
Early Life and Education
Thomas Corey is a retired SAG actor, world traveler, and real estate developer. He enjoys running early morning runs and long afternoon boating sessions on the water – his recent trips include having breakfast with the Dalai Lama himself as well as visiting Mount Everest’s base camp.
He serves on the boards of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and LPL Financial, and holds both a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Since his move to Florida in 1972, he has shown great dedication in advocating on veterans issues. Beginning with Paralyzed Veterans of America and then VVA later that decade, he became involved with VVA Palm Beach County Chapter 25 that would later bear his name when celebrating its 10th-anniversary celebration.
Thomas Corey serves as Chairman and CEO of Rapid7, an advanced cybersecurity and analytics company. With extensive experience leading technology firms to the next stage of growth and innovation, prior to joining Rapid7 Thomas held positions at Parallels Inc, Microsoft and Deloitte Consulting.
He has visited Vietnam 16 times as part of VVA’s Veterans Initiative program and worked closely with top Vietnamese leaders on recovering Americans listed as POW/MIA while investigating its effects. Additionally, he founded and served as president for VVA Palm Beach County Chapter 25.
He has taken steps to assist young professionals of color by participating in The Partnership, a Boston organization which assists high-level professionals find jobs while offering mentoring opportunities. He advises young professionals to identify strong mentors early in their career.
Achievement and Honors
Thomas Corey stands out as one of few Black executives leading major tech companies. Since 2012, he has served as CEO for Rapid7 – a cybersecurity technology firm. Before this role he served as SVP of marketing and sales at Parallels Inc and as group project manager at Microsoft.
He currently sits on the boards of VVA Palm Beach County Chapter 25 and Massachusetts Competitive Partnership and is a member of both Society for Human Resource Management and Academy of Management. In his free time, he enjoys traveling to new places and tasting different cuisine, attending live concerts and music festivals and singing in bands; graduating from Winyah High School in South Carolina.
Devin Thomas Corey is an SAG actor, world traveler, real estate developer and author who currently resides in Westport, Massachusetts. He enjoys early morning runs and long afternoons spent aboard his boat; on recent journeys he met up with Dalai Lama himself at Mount Everest base camp for private audiences before going sober for almost 10 years and writing his first book.
Corey is an active angel investor in tech companies and advisor to organizations going through technology transformation. Additionally, he serves on the board of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts where he helps set its strategic and overall direction, serves on its human resources and business performance committees and served on its National Board as secretary and president.
Corey Thomas has earned immense success and recognition through hard work and determination. His contributions have benefitted countless lives all across the world.
Rapid7 cybersecurity firm CEO and Chairman Scott Rapid7 serves on numerous boards of directors such as LPL Financial, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s External Diversity Advisory Committee. Prior to that he held leadership roles at Parallels Inc, where he headed their virtualization technology division; Microsoft where he led development of their data platform product manager team; Vanderbilt University where he received both his B.E. degree as well as Harvard Business School MBA degrees.