Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) announces two new executive appointments that will advance the growth and development of VE programs.

Tom Smith joins VEI after serving over 20 years as Managing Director at Deloitte in NYC.  While there he was responsible for managing 400+ Fortune 100 clients.  In addition to his deep business background, Tom has been a volunteer coach, mentor and judge for VEI for the past 11 years.  He has also served in the US Navy.

Tom said of his new appointment,  “I have been committed to serving VEI students for many years and have seen first-hand the enormous value of our programs. “It is an honor to be asked to lead this organization in its quest to provide the VEI program to an ever-broadening constituency. I look forward to partnering with the entire VEI team and Board to fulfill that vision.”

In addition, Rebecca Mooney joins as Chief Development Officer and VEI’s lead strategic fundraiser.  After spending the past 20 years in nonprofit leadership at the local, regional and national levels, Rebecca brings the perfect blend of high level strategy and tactical implementation as well as her fundraising skills of translating passion into partnership.


Virtual Enterprises International (VE) is a national nonprofit that transforms students through authentic business experiences which prepare them for fulfilling, financially secure futures. Since the inception of the Virtual Enterprises (VE) program in 1996, it has served over 175,000 high school students, including many from economically disadvantaged communities. In 2015, VE introduced the VE-JV Career Academy, a similar two-year program which enables 7th and 8th grade students to develop technology and entrepreneurial skills by starting and managing business ventures.

We currently support 30,000 students across the U.S. each year and are part of a global network spanning 40 countries and 20,000 student-run businesses. Learn more about VE on our websiteFacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn pages.


Shari Linker
Director of Marketing & Communications