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Tom Kalinske
Video Game ,Toy & Ed Tech Executive

Tom Kalinske, a Venture Partner at Alsop-Louie VC, holds leadership roles in various organizations, including Stitched Insights, Adjunct Professor Link, Teach the World Foundation, and the University of Wisconsin School of Business. With a distinguished career in the toy, game, and educational industries, he served as chairman of Global Education Learning and led LeapFrog as CEO/chairman, playing a pivotal role in its growth. In the video game sector, he served as president and CEO of Sega of America, contributing to its market dominance in the 1990s. Inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame in 1987 and the International Video Game Hall of Fame in 2022, Kalinske is known for his strategic contributions to companies like Mattel and Universal Matchbox Group. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate with an MBA from the University of Arizona, he resides in Northern California with his wife and six children.