Tom Weithman

Managing Director, CIT GAP Funds

Tom Weithman is Managing Director of CIT GAP Funds, a family of early stage investment funds with a 10-year+ track record generating both exceptional returns and socio-economic impact. As Chief Investment Officer, Weithman also spearheads indirect investments on behalf of CIT.

Weithman is a proven operator, investor, director, executive and advisor with experience spanning federal, commercial and non-profit sectors. As architect and leader of CIT GAP Funds, Weithman has established himself as one of the nation's foremost experts on quasi-public fund formation, early stage investment, accelerator development and the contribution of "catalytic capital" to innovation, commercialization and economic development.

Through his work at CIT GAP Funds and role as founder and Chief Investment Officer for MACH37, Weithman has gained recognition as a leading capital provider for cybersecurity start-ups with direct investment experience in more than 75 such companies. Among the companies in which Weithman has been an investor or served as board observer are NS8, Normshield, Syncurity, Huntress Labs, Ostendio, Adlumin and DivvyCloud.

In 2018, Weithman formed the Virginia Founder’s Fund, an impact fund providing first-time capital to female and veteran founders, founder of color and start-ups in traditionally underserved geographies within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Under Weithman’s leadership, CIT GAP Funds has placed more than 200 equity investments in emerging tech, life science and clean tech companies, leveraging more a billion of private capital onto CIT GAP Funds portfolio company balance sheets and propelling several companies to exit. CIT GAP Funds has been acknowledged by Entrepreneur Magazine, CB Insights and the Association for Corporate Growth as one of the nation’s leading early stage venture funds.

Weithman serves as Director of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) and the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Executive Circle and the Fairfax County Economic Advisory Commission.


  •  New Company Formation
  • Technology Transfer
  • Venture Capital Investment
  • SBIR and Other Federal Funding Program
  • Board Formation
  • Sales and Business Development
  • Business Operations
  • Accelerator Formation and Leadership
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Cross-Functional Team Leadership