Our Trustees

Thomas Prescott

Trustee, NPS Foundation

Thomas M. Prescott retired in 2015 as president and CEO of Align Technology, the maker of Invisalign, after 13 years of leading the company. Under his leadership, Align grew from a struggling new initial public offering (IPO) with slowing revenue growth, negative gross margins, little market adoption by dentists and orthodontists, and an unsustainable burn rate, into a category leader. Over his tenure, Align established clear market leadership by leveraging product and technology innovation, and aggressive go-to-market initiatives, while building Invisalign into a billion-dollar brand. Today, Align’s market capitalization is in excess of $20 billion.

​Prior to Align, Mr. Prescott served as president, CEO and board member of Cardiac Pathways Corporation, a leader in intervention treatment for dangerous cardiac arrhythmias. In 2001, Cardiac Pathways was acquired by Boston Scientific. Before Cardiac Pathways, Mr. Prescott served in executive, general management, marketing and sales roles at Nellcor, the pioneer in pulse oximetry and patient safety monitoring, GE Medical Systems, and Siemens. Mr. Prescott has a degree in civil engineering from Arizona State University and a master's degree in management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

​Mr. Prescott continues to serve as a director of Align Technology, as well as chairman of EarLens Corporation, the venture-backed inventor of a new light-based hearing aid. Mr. Prescott also serves as a board member for The Navy SEAL Foundation and supports The Navy SEAL Foundation along with other military, food bank and child-focused charities. Mr. Prescott is an active investor and supports entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives at The Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University.