Corey Thomas, chair and a Class C director, is chair and chief executive officer of Rapid7, a cybersecurity and analytics company based in Boston. He has extensive experience leading technology companies to the next stage of growth and innovation. Thomas previously served on the U.S. Commerce Department's Digital Economy Board of Advisors. Prior to joining Rapid7, Thomas was vice president of marketing at Parallels, Inc., and he served as group project manager of the Microsoft Server and Tools division, where he steered product planning for Microsoft’s data platform. Thomas was also a consultant at Deloitte Consulting. In 2021, Thomas became a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He also serves on the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts board of directors, LPL Financial board of directors, Vanderbilt University board of trust, and the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership. Thomas has been a member of the Boston Fed’s External Diversity Advisory Council since 2019 and served as deputy chair of the Board of Directors in 2021 and 2022.