Over his twenty-five year professional career, Mr. Thomas has held a series of positions in banking, trading, asset management and auditing at a broad range of the financial services firms including General Electric, Citigroup, State Street Global Advisors, Instinet, and Nomura Securities International in New York, Boston and Tokyo, Japan.
Prior to Wall Street, Mr. Thomas worked as a member of GE Capital Commercial Real Estate’s Portfolio Acquisition and Business Ventures Group, established in 1992 to evaluate and purchase real estate related assets from the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC). Mr. Thomas also served as a member of General Electric’s Corporate Audit Staff, GE’s premier leadership program for personal and professional growth.
At Nomura Securities International, New York, Mr. Thomas performed a dual role, both as a front line revenue producer in Equity Derivatives and as a head of systems development & architecture for the Equity Division.
At State Street Global Advisors, Mr. Thomas was an active quantitative equity portfolio manager, focused on Asian equities.
Mr. Thomas worked at Citigroup for several years, first as a member of Citigroup Global Markets’ Strategic Business Investments Group in New York. At Citigroup, Mr. Thomas was responsible for the creation of JapanCross Securities, a joint venture between Citigroup and Instinet which he led from concept to fully operational broker dealer, based in Tokyo, Japan. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JapanCross. Upon returning to the U.S., Mr. Thomas was appointed Head of Strategy and Business Development of Citigroup Alternative Investments (CAI). He was a member of CAI’s Management Committee and helped create Citigroup’s Sustainable Development Investment (SDI) fund, serving as a voting member of the original investment committee.
At Instinet, Mr. Thomas was Head of International Equities – North America, managing a team that handled all outbound global trading for North America based clients.
He currently sits on the board of directors of the Omni Event Fund and the Omni Macro Fund, two hedge funds with combined assets of ~$800 million, managed by Omni Partners. Omni Partners is authorized and regulated by the FCA, is a registered investment advisor with the SEC and a registered commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor subject to regulation by the CFTC.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the Bermuda Wellness Foundation, a U.S.-registered charitable organization, founded by Americans who have a significant connection with Bermuda through business, personal relations, or residences present or past.
He serves on the board of FlexPaths, LLC, a privately held technology start up company.
Prior to its amalgamation, he served on the board of directors of Capital G Bank, based in Bermuda, serving as the Chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of the Loan Committee. Additionally, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of First Bermuda Securities, a BMA and FINRA regulated broker dealer.
Mr. Thomas received an B.A. degree in Economics from Duke University and an M.B.A. degree in Finance and Quantitative Methods from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a graduate of St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH.