Thomas comes to Cornerstone with over 36 years in the health care industry. Prior to Cornerstone he served as COO at Acuity Eye Care where he implemented a restructuring of the organization and developed out their acquisition program, overseeing 6 practice acquisitions in 12 months. Prior to that he served as the Vice President of Strategic Platform Development, and Vice President of Specialties at Pacific Dental Services. During his tenure the specialty business (Endodontics, Periodontics, Oral Surgery, Pediatrics, Orthodontics, and Hygiene) grew from ~28% of revenue to over 50% in 9 years. He also implemented the Oral Systemic Health strategy and opened one of the first Medical/Dental platforms in the US. He has held Senior Leadership positions at Nobel Biocare in North America and Country Manager of Mexico, Senior Leadership roles at Masimo Pulse Oximeter, United States Surgical, and Cadence Design Systems. Thomas served 6 years as a Navy Hospital Corpsman.
Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree in health care management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and Advanced Certificates from Harvard in Leadership and Corporate Strategy. He enjoys travel with his wife of 35 years, and spending time with his 3 children and Grandchildren.