Thomas opened and built the New York office for Steve Jobs’ NeXT Computers in 1990 providing state-of-the-art computer systems to financial, media and entertainment, and advertising customers reaching a revenue peak of $27M in 1992. Since the HHTP protocol and the first web browser was developed by Tim Berners-Lee on the NeXT platform at CERN in 1990, Thomas had a very early exposure to managing multimedia on a network.
He went on to help open the New York office for Viant in 1996, a highly influential consulting firm focusing on the Internet as a business platform for ecommerce and entertainment. At Viant, he was responsible for launching the first broadband music service on the Internet called Sputnik7 backed by Palm Pictures’ Chris Blackwell as well as a $4M installation at JP Morgan for derivatives trading.
In early 2003, Thomas moved to another start-up called Global Logic located in Vienna, VA focused on bringing offshore software development capabilities to small to medium sized software companies. Thomas organized and developed basic sales processes such as forecasting, pipeline management, and strategic account development and grew revenues from $1M to over $7M in two years.
After Global Logic, Thomas was retained as an independent consultant working with start-ups and emerging growth companies to achieve breakthrough revenue and business development goals. Client industries include digital asset management, media and entertainment software, financial services software, and strategic consulting.
Most recently, Thomas leveraged his experience with digital media to become the top sales person at North Plains, a leading provider of digital asset management software. Thomas also led west coast sales at ADAM Software (now Aprimo) and OneKreate, a creative services company located in Hollywood, Florida.
Thomas lives in Southern California and is passionate about hiking and other outdoor sports. He has two children.