We are Thomas
A world of higher human achievement through a greater understanding of ourselves and each other.
We combine technology, psychology and data to translate people's diverse characteristics into easy to understand, easy to action solutions that are accessible to everyone for their recruitment, retention and development decisions.
The leading provider of talent assessment solutions
We believe in unlocking the potential of every individual, team and organisation by making the complex nature of human behaviour, aptitude and personality easier for everyone to understand.
This helps organisations of all types around the world transform their performance through smarter people decisions, looking beyond just skills and experience to unleash the power of their people.
Thomas in numbers
Over 23 million
Operations in 60
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion permeates throughout everything we do, from our products to our people
Senior Leadership Team
Most recently Sabby Gill led Sage (FTSE100) as their UK&I Managing Director in its home market of the UK and in Ireland.
He brings more than 30+ years’ experience in the technology sector, spanning sales, operations, and customer service. Sabby has spent his career supporting businesses of all sizes with technology that looks to unlock their potential—both at home and in international markets. Sabby joins us from Sage having previously been at Epicor Software, where he was Executive Vice President of International.
Other past roles also included Senior Vice President of International Sales for IGT, a gaming technology company, and executive management roles at HP, CA Technologies, Oracle, PeopleSoft (acquired by Oracle), and Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).
Sabby was also most recently the Vice Chair of the CBI North East Council, a TechUK Board Member and also a member of the UK’s Digital Economy Council with Secretary of State. He plays an active role supporting various charities and foundations and is a mentor in the Peter Jones Tycoon Program and the Veteran Tycoon Enterprise Programme. Sabby was also included in 2019’s Most Powerful People in the North East.
Sabby is a local boy, having been born and bred in Reading. He is married to Diane and has a 14 year-old daughter Jaia and a 12 year-old son Hari. He has made many attempts to reduce his golf handicap, but has struggled and enjoys skiing and foreign travel.
Fergus Brownlee was appointed Chairman of Thomas International in 2018, following the significant investment from Palamon, a pan-European growth investor.
As Chairman, Fergus will help drive the strategic direction for the business and work closely with the senior leadership team to implement ambitious plans for growth and build on the success of the last 10 years.
Fergus brings a wealth of business experience in FMCG, Financial Services and Education across international businesses and across most functions from Finance, HR, Product Supply, Marketing and General Management. As a person who thrives in high growth environments, Fergus is excited to contribute his knowledge and expertise at Thomas.
Along with the Thomas International Chairmanship, Fergus is the Chairman of Bayswater Education and Vice Chairman of United World Schools, a charity which builds schools in Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal.
Fergus is married with three grown up children and is expecting to shortly be a grandfather for the first time. He is a member of three golf clubs (two in Scotland) and three real tennis clubs (the original tennis game). Fergus and his wife live in Berkshire and have two horses, three dogs and three cats.
As Chief Operating Officer, Guy is responsible for helping both shape the strategy at Thomas and ensure it's executed successfully.
Guy brings with him extensive experience of helping international businesses grow both organically and through acquisition. He has worked with businesses in multiple sectors, including technology, media, telecoms, business services and education. He enjoys working with businesses going through periods of extensive change, particularly where a technology transformation is required.
Guy was previously a Director in corporate finance at DC Advisory, a Partner at advisory business RSM and most recently Managing Director of the Arts Division and Group Head of Corporate Development at the private equity backed Cambridge Education Group.
Guy lives in London, enjoying eating out regularly with his restaurant critic wife and trying to keep up with his two young children.
A qualified accountant with over 25 years of finance experience, Tim Newbegin joined Thomas in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Tim brings with him an unrivalled level of knowledge that covers mergers and acquisitions, the global implementation of financial systems across multi-sites, and commercial experience of service, media and technology driven markets. He has also successfully led numerous international teams through significant change, including private equity ownership, setting up new territories, managing operational consolidation and cost reduction.
At Thomas, Tim will be spearheading the finance, HR and operations departments, helping drive the organisation towards its 2021 goal.
Residing in West London, Tim is married with two children. His interests have generally revolved around sports (Rugby/Golf/Scuba Diving) and travel, where he regular visits Spain and France, has recently driven the California Route 1 and visited Japan.
Having joined Thomas International in 2018 as Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Chris Jackson is responsible for driving Thomas’ technology, implementing a technical vision that will deliver the next generation of user-friendly, scalable and innovative digital talent solutions.
Chris is a commercial and technical leader, who was previously at Pearson, one of the world’s leading educational and publishing conglomerates, where he spearheaded its drive to become a cloud-based digital company. During this time, he successfully deployed new digital native platforms to support wholesale consolidation and modernisation of the product portfolio.
Outside of Thomas, Chris lives in Berkshire with his wife and two sons. Not surprisingly as a father to young children, he doesn’t have time for many hobbies! But you will find him following any sport involving four-wheels and he attends the Le Mans 24 hour motor race every year; as a spectator not a driver!
With over 20 years of demonstrable experience managing sales operations, business development and customer service teams, Joe Sanchez joined Thomas in 2019 as International Sales Director.
Joe is a data-driven leader, who proactively uses this to better understand markets and anticipate customer and competitor movements. He has in-depth knowledge of channel sales strategy and brings a wealth of experience building a professional and motivated network of channel partners.
Having managed global, cross-cultural sales and operational teams throughout his career, Joe prefers a participative leadership style. He looks to hire smart, ambitious people and encourages his teams to challenge and contribute, giving them the freedom to grow.
Originally from Ohio, Joe graduated from Georgetown University, Washington in Foreign Service & International Business. He currently resides in Berkshire with this wife and 3 children and describes himself as an aging triathlete.
As Chief Sales Officer, Greetje is responsible for the pricing and sales processes at Thomas International to accelerate business growth on a global scale.
Having joined Thomas in 2017, Greetje brings more than 20 years’ experience in developing and managing sales organisations within the recruitment industry throughout Europe. She has strong expertise in change projects, start-ups and improving value propositions, sales structures and operating models to drive organisational performance.
Greetje also has extensive experience in the people management of large and remote teams, development and implementation of large-scale recruitment solutions, coaching and mentoring, as well as a strong background in sales leadership and strategy.
She is incredibly passionate about gender equality, focusing on eliminating unconscious bias in recruitment and development and removing stereotype threats from all women in the workplace, giving everybody equal opportunities.
With a master’s degree in Law and Economics from the University of Oxford and fluent in 5 languages (Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish), Greetje is originally from Belgium but lives in London with her husband and two children.
As UK Sales Director, Jonathan is responsible for leading and shaping the UK business through a significant period of growth.
Jonathan joined Thomas International in May 2019, bringing with him over 20 years’ experience in Recruitment, Talent Management and more specifically, the fields of psychometric assessments and SaaS technology.
His background spans commercial leadership positions, where he has operated internationally within both large corporations such as SAP SuccessFactors, whilst also enjoying the freedom and innovation with several start up organisations, including launching his own recruitment business.
With a Masters in Occupational & Work Psychology from Aston Business School, Jonathan has a passion for behavioural science and evidence based applications for people and talent management. He has attained an in-depth knowledge and understanding of this market and thrives on helping clients make better recruitment and development decisions, with the optimal application of human skill with digitally enabled assessments.
He currently resides in Oundle, Northamptonshire with his wife and two young girls who challenge that science on a daily basis.
John Webster joined Thomas International in 2019 as Chief Marketing Officer and is responsible for growth marketing strategies across the customer lifecycle, PR and brand awareness programs globally.
With over 20 years’ experience in marketing, consulting & sales leadership positions within the technology sector, John brings to Thomas a proven ability to define and execute go-to-market strategies to deliver accelerated growth. John's competencies for building marketing organisation capability from scratch to transform business performance have been tested across both established market-leaders as well as pre-IPO challenger brands.
Prior to joining Thomas, John held Marketing leadership roles at Bizagi, Basware and Opower Oracle, as well as consulting positions at Accenture. With a master’s degree in mechanical & manufacturing engineering from Newcastle University, John lives in London with his wife and two children.
A career with Thomas
Are you looking for not just a job, but a career? Do you want to work for an organisation that values your expertise and gives you the freedom to be innovative and forward-thinking?
We’re looking for passionate, enthusiastic and creative individuals to join Team Thomas during an exciting time of extraordinary growth. From developers and marketers to sales people, operations staff and customer service specialists, we’re always on the lookout for top talent.