Thomas is a transformational IT Executive with a broad functional business background. He has over 25 years of executive-level experience in the highly regulated industrial manufacturing/service sectors of Aerospace, Nuclear, Gas Turbine Energy, and Oil & Gas.
Globally mobile, Thomas has lived across 7 states, both US coasts, and Europe. A proven leader, he has implemented complex ERPs with international footprints, and has been both a CIO and CTO of major business units within the General Electric Company.
Prior to transitioning to work with startups full-time, Thomas was leading the Application Transformation efforts for GE. He and his team drove application portfolio analytics through enhanced Gartner PACE modeling. They specialized in the successful management of transforming applications to a modern tech stack, and moving those workloads to the public cloud, while seamlessly maintaining a hybrid application eco-system including legacy on-premise hosting. Additionally, and most rewarding was the opportunity to initiate and own the development and curation of the GE Bot army to manage policy enforcement and optimization of cloud assets.
KEY LEADERSHIP TRAITS:
Thomas has a strong talent for analyzing problems, developing/simplifying processes, and finding innovative solutions. He brings a successful balance of efficient business operations and technology innovation to deliver business results. He is especially skilled at establishing technology road-maps, building effective consensus with stakeholders, and delivering modular business benefit throughout plan execution.
BRINGING SMALL CO INNOVATION TO THE BIG CO ENTERPRISE
With a passion for entrepreneurship and having lived a career of scaling ideas within large companies, Thomas has led, and specializes in, the successful introduction of New/Small Company innovation into the Big Company Enterprise. Some of these companies include:
- DivvyCloud - Cloud asset policy enforcement & optimization
- Entercoms - Improving Supply Chain forecasting accuracy, reducing inventory, improving customer on-time delivery
- Peaxy - Cross Enterprise access to large disparate, unstructured, datasets
- iRise - Accelerating application development; ideation to production cycle-time
Thomas serves on the advisory board for the University of Cincinnati School of Information Technology, and the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative
Originally from Columbus, Ohio USA, Thomas holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. He is Six Sigma Black Belt certified and a graduate of GE's Experienced Information Management Program (EIMP).
Thomas is an Instrument Rated Private Pilot. He also enjoys fly-fishing and kayaking.