Thomas P. Offner is bridging the gap between the corporate and the start-up world – in his self-defined role as a Quarterback for PwC.
Until recently Thomas has been working for Straight Point Ventures where he successfully consulted and (hands-on) managed several big players and projects (selection of projects):
– Media Saturn Holding, where he was the co-founder of the group’s accelerator program MS-Spacelab that he designed and set-up including vision, strategy, processes, sponsorship and mentoring program.
– EY, where he helped to bring the EY Start-up-Challenge, an international EY Accelerator program, to Germany.
– Roland Berger, where he was in charge of the preparing a digital transformation project for an international CE company.
Before that, he was active for SevenVentures, the venture arm of ProSiebenSat.1, where he founded the SevenVentures Pitch Day (www.7VPD.com – named as one of the world’s most relevant startup competitions by Forbes Magazine), co-founded and managed the ProSiebenSat.1 accelerator and was responsible for several strategic investments in digital commerce start-ups.
The business management graduate held management positions in numerous European companies, such as Intel, Audi and Siemens and has successfully founded and/or developed several Internet start-ups, including his first venture, Media Service Group, in the late 90s, fatfoogoo (successfully sold to Digital River) and also Groupon in Austria and Switzerland as co-founder (IPOed).
Thomas studied BA in Vienna, and also worked as a lecturer at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, Vienna University (WU Wien), Joanneum in Graz and FH Salzburg, Austria.
Thomas is a passionate runner, writer, thinker, foodie and Gin Tonic drinker and also works as an actor with performances at Residenztheater Munich and Stadttheater Klagenfurt. He also has his own vineyard (fb.com/TPOwine) in Vienna, where he produces an excellent white wine as well as a small olive oil farm in Croatia.