Sara Thomas

CEO and Founder

Sara founded Aspen in 1987, leading the company to its position as one of the primary global Executive Search and Board Advisory firms operating within Enterprise SaaS, Software, Applications, Technology, IIoT and Digital Innovation.

Sara works with investors, CEOs, Executive Teams and Global Leadership Teams of unicorns on the path to IPO, and companies moving towards unicorn status. She also works closely with established market leaders post IPO to continue to scale up cohesive global organisations that consistently outstrip the competition.

Her specific focus is rapid growth, major transformation, and performance turnarounds.

Working as an active thinking partner to clients and hands on with delivery, Sara’s expertise lies in architecting for growth, transformation and competitive edge, linking business strategy to people. These are typically long multi-year engagements, supporting clients to build world-class organisations primed to create new markets, accelerate performance, increase productivity and develop game-changing value propositions.

Her unique, trusted and enduring client relationships are based on continuous business value and concrete outcomes, having supported a number of the most successful IPOs in enterprise tech history, alongside multiple highly successful global enterprise transformations.

Her clients span businesses based in the US, EMEA and APJ and her client work encompasses Executive Search, Leadership Assessment, transformation and organisational alignment of people with business strategy.