Over 25 years experience in development, manufacture and commercialization of technology-based products including senior management and technical positions in both start-up and Fortune 500 organizations.
Thomas worked as Vice President, Medical Technology at the Stratos Group where his responsibilities included technology scouting, new venture analysis, product concept development, IP strategy, licensing and newco incubation in the Product Strategy and Life Sciences/Medical Device practice. Thomas was co-founder and CEO of Spark Medical, a technology development company focused on emergency cardiac assist devices. He served as Senior Director of Engineering with Boston Scientific Corporation, formerly Heart Technology Inc., where he was responsible for leading an organization which contributed the process development, new product introduction, and manufacturing systems required to rapidly grow the company from $1M to over $120M in annual revenues. Prior to BSC, he was co-founder and Vice President of Engineering of the Soma Dynamics Corp., a developer of medical devices for the orthopedic rehabilitation market and Director/Vice President of Operations for Wall Data, a networking and data communications company.
Thomas’s product development activities include contributions to an automated stem cell selection instrument which won an R&D 100 Award, a wearable cardiac monitor which won a Medical Design Excellence Award and a rotational angioplasty device which has been used in over 750,000 interventional procedures worldwide.
Thomas holds a BS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and is a graduate of the Stanford Program for Managing High Technology Companies