After an extensive search for the right candidate for the CEO position at Milestone Systems, the board of directors has announced that Thomas Jensen has accepted the role.
“Milestone is a strong company with a strong leadership team. Adding Thomas’ broad experience in strategy and execution puts us in a great position to achieve our goal of long-term sustainable growth for our community partners and for Milestone Systems,” said Lau Normann Jørgensen, chairman, Milestone Group.
With his background in Hewlett-Packard and most recently in Europe’s largest IT integrator company Bechtle, Jensen is an executive leader with a strong global footprint that includes P&L; responsibility for international businesses in software and hardware. He has deep business experience with IT and technology, and an understanding for the dynamics of business communities, technology partners and integrators. People are at the core of Jensen’s leadership philosophy, which resonates well with Milestone Systems’ Scandinavian leadership values and People First approach to management.
Jensen said: “I am both humble and very proud to become part of Milestone Systems. Their strong focus on people was crucial to me when I accepted the position and I’m determined to continue with this as CEO. Combine this with Milestone Systems’ influence in transforming how video technology is used, both in security and in new applications beyond the industry, makes this a dream job for me.”
Jensen will join Milestone from Bechtle, Europe’s largest B2B IT service provider, where he was executive vice president and member of the management board.
Before this, he was head of worldwide channel sales strategy for HP Inc. in Palo Alto, California, United States, where he drove the global channel development. During the separation of Hewlett-Packard into HP Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, he led the channel separation, and was responsible for preparing the new strategy and organisation for the indirect revenue of HP Inc. Before moving to the United States, Thomas was general manager for Hewlett-Packard’s PC & Print Division in Denmark.
Jensen has also held leadership positions in Vestas Wind Systems and Maersk Line. He holds a Master of Science in International Business Administration from the University of Aalborg and has completed the Executive Board Programme at INSEAD in France.
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