Tom Hartle is a publishing entrepreneur. He is CEO and co-founder of Bandwdth Publishing, an app publishing house focused on the arts and sciences.
In 1995, Tom Hartle founded Hour Media, which publishes Hour Detroit - a Detroit lifestyle magazine and website, with business partners John Balardo and Stefan Wanczyk. In 2000, he sold out of the company and launched Hartle Media with then partner Heather Hartle. Hartle Media launched 7x7, a bimonthly San Francisco lifestyle magazine and website, in 2001. In 2004, Hartle Media bought California Home + Design, a California home and garden magazine and website, with partner, the McEvoy Group.
In 2006, Hartle Media partnered with the McEvoy Group to buy Spin Media, publisher of Spin, a music magazine and website. Tom Hartle served as president of Spin until February 2010. In April 2010, he co-founded Bandwdth Publishing, an app publishing house devoted to the arts and sciences. Bandwdth Publishing creates educational products for app-enabled devices. Titles include: Bygone Days, an American history app for the iPad, the Bandwdth Artist Dashboard for the Samsung Smart TV, KoЯn and Uproar Tour apps for the iPhone, a KoЯn SMS program, and a Patti Smith: Dream of Life app for the iPad, a virtual art gallery complement to the documentary of the same name.
Tom Hartle is an alumnus of Boston University and Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Michigan.