President & CEO, EnableVentures
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Kimberly C. Thomas founded and currently serves as CEO of Global Advisors Network and Global Advisors Development Group, referral-only companies that advise non-profit and for-profit organizations regarding business development. Current projects include strategic development for U.S. and international product/service clients; working with state legislators developing statewide energy consumption reduction programs; developing marketing/branding campaigns for entities servicing non-profit organizations. Additionally, Global Advisors Network identifies the resources necessary to support and expand an organization’s solution base and connects the goods, services, and technology providers accordingly.
Ms. Thomas has worked for a broad spectrum of privately held and public corporations, as well as non-profit organizations. She brings in-depth knowledge of organizational leadership focusing on operational stability and economic growth. Areas of emphasis are:
- • Building strategies for international and domestic business development
- • Identifying collaboration and partnering opportunities for business development clients
- • Fostering relationship building between organizations and their respective clients, customers, and/or constituencies
- • Evaluating, analyzing, streamlining and implementing solutions to rectify systemic operational problems
Ms. Thomas career involves executive and upper management work in wholesale food supply-chain distribution; Director of Operations for specialty store retail real estate consulting firm; pharmaceutical sales for hospitals in Saudi Arabia, Chief Operating Officer for international ministry; President for $100 million dollar franchise operation with over 60 units in the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico.
Ms. Thomas currently serves as Board of Directors for various non-profit organizations as well as advisory councils, and committees: Board of Directors, The Bair Foundation; Board of Directors, Christian International Ministries; Board of Director, CI School of Theology; Board of Director, Dunamis Ministries; Member, BENS-Business Executives for National Security; Visionary Council, Walton County Chamber of Commerce Foundation Leadership program and Co-Chair Mentor Committee (past).
Ms. Thomas is also a featured guest speaker at conferences. She and her husband have two grown children.
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