Thomas brings 30 years of advertising, brand and marketing experience to Global Gourmet Catering from an ad agency perspective and has worked with some of the largest, well-known brands in America and Europe. As Director of Brand and Marketing he is responsible for developing Global Gourmet's overall brand, positioning, messaging and product marketing strategies, creating and executing advertising, public relations, website and other external marketing communications and maintaining the company’s overall brand integrity. Thomas has worked extensively with companies in the technology and culinary industries, including Hewlett-Packard, NEC, NCR, Kensington, Yahoo, AT&T U-verse, The Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in San Francisco (California Culinary Academy) and Market Restaurant (with renowned local restaurantur Nick Peyton and celebrity chef Douglas Keane). Thomas was the owner/partner/president of Amp Communications in San Francisco, held Managing Director positions at Tattoo Brand Consulting and Ozone Advertising, and served as Director of Client Services and Group Account Director for other advertising firms through the years. Thomas is a published author, and his other passions include spending time with his family, live music, entertaining/cooking and playing guitar badly.