Mr. Tom Easthope

Enterprise Risk Management,
Microsoft Corporation

Contact Details

Seattle, WA
United States


As a senior member in Microsoft’s Enterprise Risk Management team, Tom Easthope is currently responsible for driving the company’s ERM engagement focus on cybersecurity and enterprise IT. Mr. Easthope also oversees Microsoft’s internal implementation of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and contributes to ERM’s risk framework methodology, enterprise aggregation and business risk engagement process in the Cloud and AI engineering division.  Currently he is leading a RIMS’ Strategic Enterprise Risk initiative to update the RIMS maturity model. Mr. Easthope joined Microsoft in 2007 in the company’s Enterprise Business Continuity program.


Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Easthope founded and led two startup business endeavors which resulted in acquisitions by suppliers. In his first line management role, Mr. Easthope served as General Manager of a regional travel distribution company which tripled annual sales to $100 million over seven years.

 Mr. Easthope earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from The George Washington University.


The George Washington University - School of Business
1982 To 1985

University of Michigan
1978 To 1981

Job History

Enterprise Risk Manager
April 2011 - present

OERM Pillar Lead
April 2011 - present

Friends of the GAR Cemetery Park
January 2005 - present

VeridianCove Condo HOA
January 2008 - February 2012

Cypress Consulting (Microsoft)
Chief of Staff
January 2007 - August 2007

Generations Touring Company
June 2003 - December 2006

Founder & President
January 2000 - December 2001

Newton Group
Project Manager
January 1998 - December 1999

Global Leisure
General Manager
January 1990 - January 1998