Bill Thomas

Bill Thomas

Bill has more than 20 years of business and leadership experience directing global teams for large multinationals, SMBs, and startups. For the past decade, Bill focused on developing creative go-to- market strategies, driving revenue and business development activities and managing all the financial and operational aspects of intellectual property licensing businesses.

Most recently, Bill was a VP at the Kudelski Group where he led the patent licensing, business development and acquisition functions. Under his leadership, Kudelski’s IP and Innovation team achieved its highest ever revenue and profit. Bill also supported the company’s US-based corporate development and M&A initiatives through new lead development and qualification.

Prior to Kudelski, Bill was VP of Channel Licensing and Sales at Intellectual Ventures where he ran the large-scale business development, channel licensing and patent sales organizations and was a key member of the Global Licensing leadership team.

Bill’s previous experience also includes more than 10 years at JPMorgan Chase as a VP in the corporate finance and risk management groups and as a consultant at Deloitte Consulting where he advised Fortune 50 clients and led teams to achieve business strategy and performance improvement objectives.

Through his career, Bill has led and participated in patent monetization transactions that generated in excess of $500M.

Bill received his BA in Business from the University of Washington and an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands. Bill is a US Navy veteran and has served on several for-profit and non-profit boards.