Since 25 years Thomas has worked in the IT, fashion and internet industry. As managing board of Netresearch App Factory AG he is responsible for business development and finance. During his career he developed as founder companies in Germany and China and he was responsible for the restructuring of one of the leading German listed IT companies. He worked in various industries ranging from automotive via fashion to IT industry.
Thomas graduated his studies in machine construction at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen and worked as a project manager in the industrial automation. Afterwards he changed into the fashion industry which is rather unusual for a graduate engineer and worked as sales and commercial manager for various producers of sportswear, such as Replay, Harley Davidson, Paul Smith or Taverniti. Subsequent to this he founded his own company which he sold in 2000. After he had taken over the restructuring as CEO of a listed company he started a new venture in China and developed with IWAYS the first digital content developer for e-learning in China which was took over by TrendMicro in 2010.