is experienced IT & engineering business development professional, who built two global tech software businesses and held management jobs in S&P 500 and NASDAQ companies
In 2003 he founded New Parking - a pioneer of cell phone parking payment systems, where he was involved in managing software design, development, production, sales, operations, etc.
Prior to that, Thomas
was in charge of corporate wide software development project for KLA Tencor, San Jose, Calif. S&P
Thomas was also Global Product Manager for Zi Corp. (NASDAQ) with offices in San Francisco, Beijing, Tokyo, London etc.. where he directed product development of Zi's flagship product eZiText™, multilingual, embedded, text predictive software.
Prior to joining Zi, Thomas became self employed entrepreneur running the SIMBAD® software product he later sold to a California startup (1999).
From 1993 until 1998, Thomas
was with AMC, in Edmonton, AB; where he
successfully commercialized EDA software package he
co-developed during his
leadership, SIMBAD® software was licensed to over 70 companies - Intel
Thomas's background provides him with rich international operational experience in business development, engineering, software development, program management, marketing, sales, and executive leadership.
Thomas holds M. Eng. degree (Carleton U, Ottawa), and Engineering degree from Faculty of Engineering and Nuclear Physics, Czech Technical U, Prague.
Thomas published several scientific papers in Journal of Applied Physics
and is author of multiple patent applications.
had also presented at many conferences around the world.
speaks fluent Spanish, Czech and Slovak, while his
German, Russian and French are somehow limited.
has business experience in some 20+ countries and visited about 50.