Thomas was born in Mannheim, Germany, 6 decades ago. After finishing school, he decided to study Mathematics and Biology at University Karlsruhe. Upon completing his degree, he went on to teach for two years at Biberach.
In 1985, Thomas joined the Boehringer Ingelheim team as a sales rep in hospitals. His career at Boehringer Ingelheim developed and grew as he progressed from a sales rep to a trainer for sales reps in specialty care, to area manager in specialty care to product manager and later a team leader in Marketing for HIV medication in Germany. In 2004, Thomas joined the corporate marketing team in different positions in HIV, Parkinson, Myocardial infarction and stroke.
Getting more and more experience in stroke treatment with projects like QUICK, Thomas developed with Jan the concept of the Angels Initiative .He has a passion for the Angels Initiative and has dedicated his time to being a part of the team that does whatever it takes to give patients a second chance to life.