Director since: 2023
Retired Vice President and Treasurer for Harley-Davidson, Inc., where he first started in June 2010. In this role, Mr. Thomas spearheaded Harley-Davidson’s disciplined capital allocation strategy, working closely with the Board of Directors on capital structure, capital planning, capital raising, and developing dividend and shareholder return policies. He was also responsible for leading and participating in key projects and committees including M&A, pension, finance, credit, commodity, and disclosure. During his tenure at Harley-Davidson, he also served in several other senior finance positions, including Interim Chief Financial Officer for Harley-Davidson and Chief Financial Officer for Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc., including oversight of Harley-Davidson’s own industrial loan corporation, Eaglemark Savings Bank. Prior to joining Harley-Davidson, Mr. Thomas was employed by PepsiCo, Inc., where he served as Vice President and Assistant Treasurer. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mr. Thomas had a 19-year career in banking with Commerzbank Securities, Swiss Re New Markets, ABN Amro Bank, and Citicorp/Citibank where he held various capital markets and corporate finance roles. Currently, Mr. Thomas serves on the board of Scotia Holdings, Inc. (since 2022), Dorman Products (since 2021), and British American Tobacco p.l.c. (since 2020).
Mr. Thomas, age , brings to the Board years worth of experience in financial and regulatory affairs in the U.S. market. He possesses notable risk management experience, including currency, commodity, and pension exposures, and has experience implementing key technology projects that increased efficiencies, reduced costs, and reduced risks from his time at Harley-Davidson. Additionally, his experience with Eaglemark Savings Bank at Harley-Davidson gives him unique insight and perspective applicable to oversight of the Pitney Bowes Bank.