Sammy Thomas, Principal

 

 

Sammy is a Senior Executive with distinguished career in the profitable management of multi-million dollar sales, marketing, finance and service operations.

 

 Consistently successful in increasing revenues and improving bottom line performance. Extensive experience in the development and successful implementation of complex business strategies. Significant worldwide business development and consulting experience in financial management, planning, cost accounting, regulatory and financial strategies, to various clients in Europe, North America, South America and Asia/Pacific.


Advisor to the Board of Directors of several private and public startups.


- TELECOMM NETWORK EQUIPMENT (aMedia Networks, AANI on Nasdaq)
- HIGH SPEED MIDDLEWARE INTEROPERATING SOFTWARE (QuantumAI)
- ADVANCED TELECOMM SERVICES STARTUP (Telic.Net)
- WIRELESS EMERGENCY NETWORK PROVIDER (Freedom4Wireless)
- MASTER DATA MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE (GlobalIDs)
- SMARTGRID POWER NETWORK MANAGEMENT.

 

Author of several publications and citations in academic and commercial press reflecting major contributions to industry:

  •  “Fiber: Revolutionizing the Bells’ Telecom Networks” Bernstein Research/Telcordia, May 2004.

  • “Evolution vs. Revolution: Revising the Business Model of the Regional Bell Operating Companies” Bernstein Research, March 2004.

  • “Who Bears the Risk? Network unbundling and the business risk to incumbent network operators” Communications International, March 1999.

  •  “OTE’s Search for a CEO” (Describing my candidacy as a CEO for Hellenic Telecommunications Corp. in Greece), Financial Times, December 7, 1996.


Experience Highlights

Formerly an Executive Director of Telcordia Technologies responsible for strategy analysis and business development for the company’s software and management consulting business. Over twenty-five years of telecommunications, software, and high tech experience in diversified areas of strategic and financial planning, worldwide business development, financial management, marketing, operations, profitability management, forecasting, and business evaluation. Prior to Telcordia, Sammy held various senior management and director positions at NYNEX Telecommunications Company (now Verizon) and New York Telephone, including Chief Economist, Vice President – Financial Planning, and CFO of Greater New York Metro business unit. Successful in developing and negotiating joint venture projects with strategic partners, managing multi-billion dollar business units, developing and implementing process reengineering initiatives, and managing financial and strategic planning functions.
 

EDUCATION

 

Post graduate economic degrees from Columbia University, and advanced business studies at Harvard Business School, Wharton, and Carnegie Mellon.

 

E-mail: sthomas@acrelic.com

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