As the co-creator and president of eTripTrader, Inc., Tom LaJoie has led the way to its success for the past ten years. Beginning with a mere idea he has created a thriving business that has steadily grown at an impressive rate and is highly regarded by his customers. Having over 23 years of aviation, leadership, crew planning and scheduling experience as a United Airlines pilot and a US Air Force pilot has afforded him a deep understanding of the necessary components for successful aircrew schedule creation, management and the improvements the system needs. Tom has set high standards for himself as evidenced by his success with his own business, eTripTrader, as well as prior accomplishments including graduating with honors from Sacramento State University with a BA in Mathematics, graduating in the top 10% of his Air Force pilot training class, leading his team to victory in the Air Force Air Training Command’s competition, and leading a six million dollar software development project for the Air Force. Tom has proven himself as a success-driven leader with his focus now solely on the further growth and development of eTripTrader. Tom’s drive and ambition was recognized as he was one of three finalists for the Idaho Technology Council’s Innovator of the Year award in 2010.