In his role as Chief Program Officer, Tom McDermott works across the UI LABS organization, with a focus on DMDII, to oversee program planning and operations. He is responsible for optimizing execution for overall impact for UI LABS, partners, and other stakeholders.

Prior to joining UI LABS , Tom was an Engagement Manager in McKinsey & Company’s Operations Practice, where he led numerous strategy and operations projects across multiple industries with extensive experience in manufacturing, service operations, and logistics topics. Tom joined McKinsey from the US Navy, where he served as a submarine officer; he was responsible for directing both ship and nuclear power plant operations. He also served as a Naval ROTC assistant professor at Boston University and MIT, where he taught engineering and weapons systems courses to future naval officers. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.