Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer
As Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas provides direction in:
Thomas possesses an innovator’s view of the world. Self-described as “unemployable” because of the need to ask, “what if?” instead of defaulting to the status quo, his “a-ha” moment came early in his career when he figured out that big IT bureaucracy translated directly to an innovation sinkhole. Thomas founded GANTECH in 1999 to challenge the IT status quo. GANTECH transforms computing environments through virtualization, system integration, data center services, and pursuit of next-level ideas that solve constantly emerging IT challenges. At GANTECH, where laboratory culture drives next-level thinking, Thomas’ primary roles are to champion an environment that embraces innovation and foster a team that digs in and rolls up their sleeves. During his more than 20 years in IT systems integration, his passion for innovation has garnered national recognition. Thomas is a SmartCEO Magazine Circle of Excellence – Technology award winner, a two-time Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, and a three-time recipient of SmartCEO magazine’s Future 50 award. He was one of the first in the nation to be certified as a Data Center Energy Practitioner, recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy. Thomas holds a BS in Computer Information Systems and an EMBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.
“My passion? From the start, I wanted to create an innovative, high-end consulting company where employees are both valued and accountable in following through on what they promise each other and the customer. That’s the culture I continue to foster.”