George Thomas is President of Three Hill Shoals, a firm that provides strategic advisory services to firms with a particular focus on addressing cybersecurity as a corporate governance issue.
Over his twenty-five year professional career, Mr. Thomas has held a series of positions in banking, trading, asset management and auditing at a broad range of the financial services firms including General Electric, Citigroup, State Street Global Advisors, Instinet, and Nomura Securities International in New York, Boston and Tokyo, Japan.
George currently splits time between New York, Boston and Bermuda, the risk capital of the world, and has a keen interest in real world implementations of next generation technologies including: blockchain, quantum computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
George traded in the US public equity markets using algorithms as early as 1994 and served as the Chairman and CEO of the first Asian alternative equity trading system in Tokyo, Japan from 2000-2002. From 2005-2006, he co-authored some of the first broadly utilized trading algorithms for the Japanese equity markets.
He currently serves, or has served, as an independent director and committee member on several boards including: Polaris Holding Company Ltd. the publicly traded parent company of Stevedoring Services Limited, hedge funds managed by Omni Partners LLP, a technology start up company, a Japanese broker dealer, and a Bermudian commercial bank. In his spare time, George has been known to code, SCUBA dive, surf, play tennis and create videos of his children using Final Cut Pro.
George serves on the Bermuda Wellness Foundation Board and invests significant time helping to create opportunities for Bermudians and improve Bermuda’s economy as Chairman of the RCA Bermuda Compliance Certification Program.
In 2015, he successfully completed the MITProfessionalX Certificate for Cybersecurity: Technology, Application and Policy He earned a B.A. in Economics from Duke University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Quantitative Methods from the UNC at Chapel Hill.