SVP, Affiliate Sales & Marketing
Starz Entertainment

With an emphasis on telco and satellite accounts, Thomas has proven to be one of Starz’s top sales executives. In the past year, he’s successfully guided the network through expanded multiplatform agreements with DirecTV and AT&T U-Verse and brokered a new deal with Verizon. Thomas says he has drawn much inspiration from the book No-Nonsense Management: A General Manager’s Primer by Richard S. Sloma. Two of the insights gleaned include the following: “Nothing is as devastating to an opinion as a number,” and, “No superior can give you authority. Your extent of authority is exactly what you extract from your peers and subordinates.”

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