Thomas has held leadership positions across innovation groups within The Walt Disney Company for over the past 12 years, leading product, research and design teams both domestic and internationally to create new product categories, and business models that present new revenue opportunities.
Today he is the chief product officer and co-founder of Struum, an industry veteran backed aggregation service that allows consumers to seamlessly discover and consume content from multiple SVOD providers. Overseeing all product, user experience, program management, and R&D across customer facing apps and backend tools.
He has supported the largest brands (Disney Parks & Resorts, LucasFilm, Pixar, Disney Animation) expanded their content into new direct to consumer offerings such as voice enabled devices, smart home products, AR headsets and SVOD across online, mobile, and OTT.
DisneyLife the first ever multi-content international SVOD service that carved out the road for Disney to shift its focus to streaming and build into a 50 million+ subscriber platform (Disney+) was led by Thomas’s team product and user experience team and defined the learnings and landscape into what a success product and design looks like in the marketplace.
As the former Head of Advanced Product Development for Walt Disney Imagineering in the Interactive Experiences group he brought new business models and mobile monetization strategies to Imagineering's upcoming slate of physical attractions and digital products. Before joining Disney he was an early hire at DigiSynd a social media start-up purchased by Disney where he lead media production and product development.
After the acquisition he lead a team that shifted Disney into social media by building out the strategy and product development group that later became Disney Interactive Labs (the team responsible for DisneyLife and other products in collaboration with Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon).