Professor Jeffrey Thomas’s professional experiences cover supply chain, re-engineering, economic development, private equity, commercialization, and advocacy for diversity and inclusion in procurement.
Prof. Thomas has managed over $1.5B in yearly materials/services spent, and has been instrumental in placing over $50M in start-up companies.
Prof. Thomas has led teams of professionals in the sourcing, contracting, and commercialization of goods and services for Fortune 100, mid-size, and start-up companies. In his ex-pat role in Denmark, Prof. Thomas directed the global sourcing activities for production locations in Europe, South America, North America, and Asia. He has held global leadership positions at Xerox, Dell, Edwards Lifesciences, Bank of America, and Novozymes.
Prof. Thomas has served in the roles of executive director and vice president of business development for nonprofits focusing on economic development, real estate development, corporate recruitment, and procurement. Prof. Thomas is the managing director of DeMas Consulting where he consults on supply chain, economic development, diversity, and start-up issues.
- BA — Louisiana Tech
- MBA — Grambling State University
- MSc — The University of Rochester
- Operations Management
- Principles of Management
- Supply Chain
- Economic Development