Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas

President and CEO

Robert Thomas embodies the spirit of a community minded corporate citizen. Leading, dreaming and believing are not only words he lives by, they are also the cornerstone of his philosophy for mentoring start-up businesses, inspiring their success and leading established businesses through organizational transformations. Thomas reaches out to the community through speaking engagements by using his extensive background in executive management for large corporations as Executive in Residence at the Houston Technology Center, Mentor/Advisor to SURGE Accelerator companies and Advisory Board Member to the Dean of University of Houston’s College of Technology.

Thomas brings his message of the importance of developing a strong belief system to audiences large and small. As all ventures start with some level of uncertainty, he speaks to the ability to believe in your vision as a guide to the success of the venture. His motivational speaking takes attendees through building a vision, mission, goals/objectives and strategy. 

He has served in roles as President and CEO, Senior Division Operations Executive, and Vice President and General Manager for leading domestic and global organizations throughout his career. Robert has led corporate transformations, building world-class sales, service, and business strategy / development and operations divisions. In Robert’s most recent role as President and CEO of North American markets at Fidelity-HR Access, he led the organization in developing a portfolio of products, services and delivery channels, exceeding all financial goals by 25 percent within 18 months.

Robert started his career following service to our nation as a noncommissioned officer of the U.S. Marine Corps.  He earned an MBA from University of Phoenix and completed Executive Development Programs at Harvard Business School and the HAAS business school at UC Berkeley.   

Speaker's Topics

  • The Five Surefire Leadership Success Keys
  • When in Rome? How to Have Business Success in a New Market With a Strong Industry Influence Different From Your Own
  • Dreaming is the Real Deal to Next Level Success
  • A Spiritual Icon. What or Who Is Your Spiritual, Divine Icon and Where Will It Take You?

Speaker's Video

Speaker's Audience

Small Business
Professional/Civic Organizations
Men's Organizations
Corporate
College Students
Churches

Testimonials

"Mr. Thomas was our conference keynote speaker and expertly delivered a technology message that both captivated and educated our audience of corporate leaders and technologists."  -- conference coordinator

"It's obvoious that Robert's prior military and business experience helped shaped the person he is. His motiviational message of hope, integrity, responsibility and courage was just what our men's group needed." -- workshop coordinator