After an extensive search for the Chief Executive Officer position at Milestone Systems, the Board of Directors has announced that Thomas Jensen has accepted the role. Jensen will assume the role on October 1, 2020.
“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 of 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.
“I am both humble and very proud to become part of Milestone Systems,” says Jensen. “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, where he drove the global channel development. During the separation of Hewlett-Packard into HP Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Thomas led the channel separation, and was responsible for preparing the new strategy and organization for the indirect revenue of HP Inc. Before moving to the United States, he 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 Program at INSEAD in France.