Tom Gammon is a former Silicon Valley executive who conceived Merit Partners with the belief that an offender has to have hope and the ability to work in order to change a life of crime. Mr. Gammon created Merit’s initial prison training model in cooperation with corrections, education, and electronic industry leaders. Merit now provides a bridge for young men with limited electronics experience as they learn vital knowledge about technology in the context of a real job. As Chairman of the Board, Mr. Gammon keeps a clear focus on the offenders and their needs to work, save, and prepare for release. He resides on the Monterey Peninsula of California.