I'm Mark Thomas
I was born and raised in southern California where I earned an undergraduate degree in business finance from the University of Southern California and a MBA from Pepperdine University. I come from a prolific and successful entrepreneurial family who have supported my own entrepreneurial path.
During my professional career, I gained extensive senior level experience as President/CEO for privately held, family founded businesses and venture capital backed startups.
In addition, I've owned and operated three successful businesses in Merger & Acquisition Advisory services, UPS and DC Power Systems, and Renewable Energy products for solar, wind and military applications.
Today, my passion is to give back to CEO's and business owners by helping them achieve their most ambitious definition of success in business and in life.
Here to Help You Succeed
As a Vistage Executive Coach, I work with executives across a wide spectrum of backgrounds and industries. Aside from often feeling lonely at the top, the one thing all my members have in common is a passionate desire to become better – better leaders, better decision-makers, better role models. Vistage helps achieve this by not only providing world-class executive coaching, but also the most robust and comprehensive leadership development programs on the market.
If you’ve been seeking a reliable and trusted source for honest, agenda-free guidance to help you navigate uncertainty and achieve better results, Vistage just might be what you’ve been looking for.
"Mark takes on more of a servant leader type of role. He really believes in empowering others to do their best. And that's core to my belief system."
Efficient Technology, Inc.
"I have come to know Mark as a passionate business professional, dedicated to helping others explore the possibility of entrepreneurship."
"We all come across scores of people in our lives, but the souls I tend to remember most are the ones true of heart and mind. This is Mark."
How Do You Prepare for Uncertainty?
The Seven Critical Areas to Prepare for an Uncertain Future
An analysis of CEO confidence found that confidence in the economy has plummeted to the lowest level since the Great Recession of 2008. In a slowing economy compounded by a great deal of uncertainty, it's critical for leaders to make strategic decisions around hiring, investments and growth.
Learn how to successfully navigate:
Economy: Preparing for a post-expansion environment
Policy: Contending with unsettled trade, tariff and tax policies
Talent: Employee retention is a top challenge
Operations: Protecting your data is foundational
Financials: Rates of change in key KPIs uncover deeper insights
Customers: Growing sales in the face of new buying dynamics
Leadership: Creating a conscious culture is critical to success