Co-Founder, Co-CEO & Principal at aheadCRM
Thomas is an executive, entrepreneur and consultant with more than 25 years of proven track record of leadership experience in the software industry, business and IT consulting. He is an experienced practitioner with a unique combination of development, quality management and consulting experience who effectively translates business needs into technology solutions, bringing strong value to organizations. Thomas intra- and entrepreneurial experiences include the building of consulting practices and development organizations, making them profitable from year one, own consulting businesses and product companies. His goal-oriented outlook allows him to initiate, design, and implement transformational change, deliver mission-critical systems and complex, enterprise-scale projects. He is an innate strategist with an intuitive ability to precisely interpret technical information, construct reports for various stakeholders, and drive discussions with top-management level requiring a deep understanding of business drivers.
How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?
I was fortunate enough to start at a Sales Force Automation company way back in 1995. The company got acquired by SAP and the story continued from there.
What topic areas are you most passionate about?
The larger CRM topic, including mobile, ecommerce, AI, and last but not least platforms.
Which influencers influence you within those key topics?
Outside of key topics, who else influences you?
My wife and kids.
How would you describe your offline influence?
I am doing speaking, writing and, of course consulting with clients on a regular basis – Corona pending speaking and consulting predominantly offline. I cannot wait till conferences are possible again. Not because virtual ones are bad, but because of the networking abilities.
What’s your best source of information for getting ahead of a story? What resource do you use to stay ahead of the trend?
The web is a great source of information and analyst colleagues as well as topical thought leaders are great partners for discussions.
If a brand wanted to work with you, which activities would you be most interested in collaborating on?
Which non-paid activities would you be keen to take part in if the opportunity raised your profile or delivered value to your audience?
I would be happy to provide a quote for content or news article, share or create a social post or video content (am already doing this with my CRMKonvos), speak at an event (depending on the event. Travel, accommodation should be reimbursed), online chat or a webinar.
What are your passions outside of work?
What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?
You can always contact me by email.