Terrence J. Gatsby, Ph.D.

“Transforming Companies and Communities Through Technological Innovation”

“Ultimately, individuals follow leaders they like, trust, and have faith in, leading to higher productivity and long-term development. As an executive, I am not compensated for what I do but rather for the performance of my teams. By putting people first, I position myself and the company for success. It's that simple!” ~Terrence Gatsby

About Me

Personal Info


Terrence J. Gatsby


Santa Monica, CA 90405




0038-489 (323)


About Myself

My Mission: To Positively Transform Companies and Communities Through Technological Innovation and Disruption that results in a higher social consciousness for all.

I provide CxO vision, strategic direction, product and service development leadership, and deep technical and operational expertise to both public and private entities from inception through the startup and growth phases of the corporate life cycle. I brings a wealth of experience in the software and high-tech industries, and has been instrumental in technical and business aspects of developing lines-of-businesses, products and teams across a range of industries including: Media, Education, Utilities, Financial Technologies, Legal, Pharmaceutical and Insurance industries.

I am the Chief Information Officer at Clout.com, a FinTech startup & cash rewards platform that uses artificial intelligence to form mutually beneficial partnerships with both consumers and businesses alike. I provide the guidance and direction to teams that are responsible for everything from developing web pages, to curating vast amounts of financial and spending data, to developing actionable analytics to help drive corporate strategy.

I am an authority on enterprise systems and leveraging cloud and event driven architectures for developing very large, highly available, high performance, scalable applications and web properties.

I have been working on web based products since the mid 1990’s and has been involved in a wide range of web based products from SmartGrid systems to blockchain & cryptocurrency investment platforms.

Professional Experience


Los Angeles, CA

Chief Information Officer

2017 – Present

CLOUT is a FinTech startup & cash rewards platform that uses artificial intelligence to form mutually beneficial partnerships with both consumers and businesses alike. Clout uses bank data, blockchain and A.I. to leverage the power of community and technology, delivering cash back on every purchase at 1000s of merchants. Using data driven platform Clout links consumers, merchants and over 19.000 banks to  record transactions, identify rewards, audit earnings and record important spending data.
  • Built, managed, mentored a team of 22 software engineers as well as Project Management, Dev Ops, Sys Ops, Internal IT and QA functions.
  • Assigned developer accountability, established firm rules for object-oriented module re- use, and introduced advanced code generation tools. Outcome: Reduced software defects from 450+/mo. to 35.
  • Implemented new quality development and rigorous testing processes. Outcome: Decreased the amount of trouble tickets by 90% & reduced software downtime from 50% to < 2%.
  • Scrutinized and accessed AWS infrastructure, and eliminated unnecessary resources. Outcome: Reduced $15,000+ /mo. costs by 33%, down to < $5500 /mo.
  • Headed design & development of CLOUT’s blockchain cryptocurrency. Outcome: Launched CLOUT Coin as an ICO.

BlockHold Capital

Los Angeles, CA


2018 – Present

BlockHold Capital is the first publicly-traded comprehensive blockchain advisory and comprehensive cryptocurrency hedging strategy to protect cryptocurrency in a down market.

Foresight Analytics Inc.

Los Angeles, CA


2018 – Present

Foresight Analytics is a real-estate technology start-up focused on predicting emerging markets utilizing its proprietary AI and blockchain to accurately forecast property prices and future gentrification.

Swiftly Digital

Los Angeles, CA


2017 – Present

Swiftly digital is a minority owned technology and digital marketing agency in the area of web design, e-commerce, mobile apps digital marketing services, business email solutions and customize software development.

IGM Global, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA

Chief Technology Officer

2015 – 2017

IGM Global is a world-class online education delivery platform which has a global footprint serving regions all over the world with training by recognized global thought leaders and localized content servicing executives from large global companies. IGM has trained over 15,000 C-suite executives from large multinational companies such as Samsung, LG, BMW, IBM, etc.
  • Effectively led the company to attain a leadership position in preparing C-suite executives for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
  • Spearheaded the design development and implementation of a technology architecture and SaaS education delivery platform. Outcome: over $3 Million in revenue within the first 9 months after launching the product line.
  • Architected global Amazon Web Services cloud-based environment. Outcome: Secured 99.996% uptime for IGM’s SaaS online education platform.
  • Provided strong leadership to offshore development efforts. Outcome: Accrued a savings of $325,000.
  • Headed product localization initiative to adapt content for customer culture, language, and etiquette. Outcome: Acquired and engaged customers across 15 countries & 4 continents in 9 languages.
  • Participated in a key role in fundraising efforts. Outcome: Raised $1.2 Million in a 3-month timeframe.

LA Digital Works Inc.

Los Angeles, CA

Director, IT

2011 – 2015

LDW was a technology and digital marketing agency in the area of web design, e-commerce, mobile apps digital marketing services, business email solutions and customize software development for the entertainment industry. In 2015, the business was acquired by a larger media and entertainment company to enhance their services.
  • Shepherded the design and implementation of e-commerce platform solutions that easily adapted and scaled to the unique selling and buying scenarios for specific clients’ needs. Outcome: e-commerce systems delivered consistent, engaging and personalized shopping and service experiences on any device, anywhere the clients’ customers shopped.
  • Created new cloud-based product offerings and accompanying organizational division to drive and support sales and new customer acquisition. Outcome: Delivered profitable P&Ls with revenues ranging to $9.5Million.
  • Streamlined processes through the implementation of ITIL, instilling accountability and upgrading tools and training. Outcome: Reduced the development lifecycle 30%.
  • Implemented IT outsourcing and offshoring strategies. Outcome: Resulted in $1.7 Million development cost savings.

PJM Interconnection

Valley Forge, PA

Senior IT Architect

2007 – 2011

PJM is responsible for managing the electric grid of the eastern United States as well as the world’s largest competitive wholesale electricity market.
  • Managed a matrixed technical staff of 35+ and budget of $40 Million for 4-year project.
  • Reduce server footprint and create a dynamic infrastructure by employing cloud computing and other recommendations. Outcome: Resulted in the virtualization of 90% of the systems responsible for power grid and wholesale market reliability.
  • Implemented 1,600 virtual systems & decommission 2,300 physical systems. Outcome: Cut operational cost by 36% while simultaneously increasing grid efficiency.
  • Led a global design and implementation of a large SOA (service-oriented architecture) initiative for eastern US power grid. Outcome: Saved grid members over $5 Million annually.


Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

University of Phoenix
2002 - 2006

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program provides the knowledge to successfully apply information technology theory and principles to address real world business opportunities and challenges. The program covers fundamental and advanced knowledge in a variety of IT related topic areas. The program provides the opportunity to specialize through the selection of University of Phoenix IT academic certificates, aligned to industry certifications, to support IT career goals.

Masters of Science, Metaphysical Science

University of Sedona
2014 - 2015

Metaphysics deals with basic philosophical questions such as: What is being? What is truth? What is the essence of something? Is reality one or many? Metaphysics and Epistemology focuses mainly on the question of how these metaphysical questions are affected by hermeneutical philosophy as it has been developed in the 19th and 20th century. In particular, this impact is examined in discussion with the work of philosophers such as Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Husserl, Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur and Derrida.

Quantum theory and quantum physics have added new dimensions to what we now call metaphysical science, providing us with tested and proven models that demonstrate how our physical world is not really physical. Neuroscience and consciousness studies have shown how the world we experience as physical is created by thought and feeling in the mind.

Metaphysics has taken on new meaning in an age of rapid change and planetary interconnectedness. Answering the questions of who we really are and the true nature of our existence is no longer a personal issue. These questions and how we answer them are now first and foremost in whether or not humanity can survive and flourish on this planet in a healthy and civilized manner.

Doctor of Philosophy, Transpersonal Counseling

University of Sedona
2015 - 2017

The founding principle of Transpersonal Counseling is the recognition of the existence of a dimension to human nature greater than the individual. The basic philosophy is that connecting with this larger part of one’s self is instrumental in heightening and invigorating creativity, health, and full human potential. Transpersonal Counseling focuses on the nature of humanity, the nature of the universe, the nature of reality, and holistic living. This principle is expressed through twin goals.It encourages individuals to test personally and to apply these core concepts in order to grow toward integration of body, mind, and spirit. Individuals are also encouraged to transform the growth they experience into profound service to others.

Transpersonal counselors use various depth psychologies and techniques to help clients such as analytical psychology based on Carl Jung’s work, archetypal psychology of James Hillman, spiritual psychology of Robert Sardello; psychosynthesis founded by Roberto Assigoli, and the theories of Abraham Maslow, Stanislav Grof, and others. Transpersonal counseling is an eclectic field that studies the transpersonal, self-transcendent or spiritual aspects of human experience. Transpersonal counseling is concerned with the study of humanity’s highest potential, attempting to describe and to integrate spiritual experience within modern psychological theory.



Certified Project Manager

Project Management Leadership Group, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Certified in Homeland Security – Level 3

American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, Springfield, MO

Certified Integrative Coach

Ford Institute, John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA

Certified Cisco Design Associate (CCDA)

Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA

Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA)

Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA

Certified Cisco Network Professional (CCNP)

Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA

Certified CheckPoint Security Associate (CCSA)

CheckPoint Systems, Thorofare, NJ

Certified CheckPoint Security Expert (CCSE)

CheckPoint Systems, Thorofare, NJ

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