Mr. Thomas has over 25 years of financial experience in biotechnology, packaged goods, financial services and non-profit organizations. Since 2011, he has been providing financial, investment and risk management consulting services to a variety of technology, beverage and food and biotechnology companies. In 2009, he joined the Stupski Foundation (“Stupski”), a foundation focused on transforming the public education system, as its Chief Financial Officer. In 2010, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and served as Stupski’s interim Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Stupski, he spent 12 years at Genentech, Inc. (“Genentech”), a biopharmaceutical company, in various financial roles, ultimately serving as the company’s Corporate Treasurer from 2001 to 2006. His executive responsibilities at Genentech included treasury operations, cash and investment management, corporate finance, global procurement, enterprise risk management, business continuity and real estate finance and administration.
Early in his career, he was a manager of financial strategy with Del Monte Foods and he began his career at GE Capital Corporation (“GE”) as an analyst in GE’s corporate finance group, which focused on leveraged buyouts and bankruptcy financing. He currently serves on the board of trustees of the Cancer Prevention Institute of California and has previously served on the boards of the San Francisco Security Analysts and Hospitality House. He is also a mentor in the Ivy Exec Mentorship Network. Mr. Thomas is a Chartered Financial Analyst and received his MBA from the University of Cincinnati, where he was a Graduate Fellow and BA in Music from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music.