Helen F. Thomas is an executive consultant with a background of results-driven executive general management and entrepreneurship. With 18 years of experience and a track record of growing businesses worldwide, she has brought cutting-edge, technology-based consumer products to market and leveraged many strategic partnerships in the global environment. She specializes in building new markets and leading companies with full-fledged business planning, marketing strategies, and sales initiatives to meet growth objectives.
Helen has a unique background spanning different industries, building global brands, and penetrating different market segments. She is a passionate leader, adviser and strategist who works well with C-level teams internally and externally. She is especially effective at being a sales team’s advocate while connecting and communicating well to build long-term partnerships.
Helen is a native Mandarin speaker with extensive experience in developing new business opportunities in China and Asia Pacific. Her previous experience includes being VP and General Manager of international business for LiveScribe, Inc. (a provider of smart pen solutions), Founder and CEO of LeapFrog China Company Ltd. (owned by LeapFrog USA – an educational toy company), Senior Area Business Manager for Tri Valley Growers/S&W Fine Foods, and a former Senior Principal Consultant for Pivotal Resources and other firms.
She holds a BA in International Finance from Renmin University, a prestigious university located in Beijing, China; and a MBA from the University of California Walter Haas School of Business in Berkeley, California.