Thomas is a successful international business leader with experience working with a range of software, hardware and services businesses across the USA and Europe. During his career, Thomas has worked with large multi-national business as well as medium and more recently smaller SaaS businesses.
Having completed a Masters degree in Computer Science, Thomas started his working life with HP in Germany. During his 18 years at HP Thomas undertook a variety of sales, marketing and general management roles including leading the sales integration of HP and Compaq. Thomas spent the last 6 years of his HP career living and working in Colorado and California
Having completed the Compaq merger, Thomas moved to Sybase, a US based Information Management software business with offices in 60 countries and global revenues of $750m. After running the Product Group and R&D he was responsible for all sales, marketing, professional services and customer support outside North America. At Sybase Thomas implemented a number of changes that were fundamental to the successful turnaround of the business.
In 2006 Thomas returned to Germany to take up a role as CEO of IDS Scheer, a publically quoted Business Process Management software and services business, with sales of $600m and extensive global operations. During his time at IDS Thomas expanded the business internationally and grew the company to new record levels.
In 2009 Thomas co-founded Timarron Group, providing support and advice to software and hardware companies ranging from Fortune 100 businesses to entrepreneurial start-ups. During this time Thomas gained valuable insight into the Human Capital Management market working with Sum Total Systems and other players in that market segment. Thomas is also chairman of the board of Personal & Infomatik, a public German company focussed on HR software.
Prior to joining Lumesse Thomas led the transformation of the large countries in the EMEA group of Dell to focus on a new Go-to-Market strategy to drive increased sales.