At Thnks, our mission is to leverage technology and the science of gratitude to help establish and build strong relationships for the modern world, through efficient, personalized, and thoughtful appreciation.
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Re-imagining business relationships built on gratitude
In envisioning what Thnks would be, our founders, Larry and Brendan, asked themselves, if our client got in line behind us at a coffee shop what would we do? The answer was simple: 100 out of 100 times they would buy their coffee and something to eat. That's not a gift, no one would see that as a gift -- Thnks is not about gifts. Instead, it is about small, regular investments in relationships that build your personal brand over time with people whom you will hopefully do business with throughout your career. People choose to do business with people they like, and everybody likes to feel appreciated.
Thnks is about cutting through the ordinary with a simple but personalized message. It is about sending hot chocolate to a contact on a cold day, a ride-share to get them home during a storm, a movie night with their family, chicken soup when a meeting is canceled because of a cold, and lunch for the team just because... It is about being THOUGHTFUL.
Co-Founder & CEO
Brendan is Co-Founder and CEO of Thnks, where he is responsible for all day-to-day operations including Thnks’ strategic vision while advancing the platform’s tech capabilities and partner integrations. A media and technology veteran who spent more than 17 years focused on sales, product and client development; Brendan is recognized for his ability to leverage innovation to drive revenue. Prior to Thnks, Brendan worked as a sales and client development executive at Orion Trading, MiMedia, and Shareablee. Brendan holds a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University.
Founder & Exec. Chairman
Larry is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Thnks. He previously co-founded and operated the PE-backed Cross MediaWorks family of companies. Larry has 30 years of media operations management, M&A, and board experience. A lawyer by training, Larry has served in senior positions at Viacom, USA Networks (now IAC), and Citibank. Larry is a graduate of Northwestern University, received a M.A. from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and holds a J.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Law.
Michael is the Chief Technology Advisor at Thnks where he provides high-level management over the key operational and technical resources that power the Thnks platform. Michael is also the Principal and Founder of Yono Consulting as well as President and CEO of Orthosnap. He is an experienced product management and technology executive with a track record of success in top tier financial, consumer and technology companies. Michael has had experience founding a startup company from the ground up, scaling a company from millions to over $1B in revenue, and leading Enterprise Architecture to adopt Agile development in large corporate environments. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from McGill University and earned his MBA in finance at Columbia University.
SVP of Customer Experience
Kevin is the Senior Vice President of Customer Experience at Thnks, managing client relationships and customer strategy. Prior to joining Thnks, Kevin developed strategic media solutions for many Fortune 500 companies across a wide range of industries including GE, Showtime Entertainment, Cigna, SeaWorld Entertainment and Bayer Consumer Care. His focus on client relationship building, strategic plan development, and a relentless pursuit of business growth are keys to his success. Under Kevin's leadership, his clients were consistently recognized with top industry awards including: Cannes, Effies, Webbys, Media Post, Creative Media Awards, and more. Kevin is a graduate of Gettysburg College with a bachelor's degree in business management.
VP of Marketing
Brad leads the marketing team at Thnks, overseeing brand strategy and demand generation, as well as all day-to-day marketing functions. Brad is an accomplished marketing professional with over a decade of experience in various marketing roles. Prior to Thnks, Brad ran marketing at a healthcare IT startup called MyHealthDirect, which was acquired by Experian Health. After the acquisition, Brad was responsible for marketing Experian Health's portfolio of consumer-facing digital experience products. Brad graduated with honors from Wake Forest University with a bachelor's degree in communication.
VP of Business Development
Suzanna is Vice President of Business Development at Thnks, creating strategic partnerships with key clients to help grow the business. Before joining Thnks in 2022, Suzanna was Vice President of Strategy at Care Payment for over three years specializing in patient financing. Suzanna is actively involved and served as a board member for the Tennessee chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Suzanna holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
VP of Sales
Mike leads the sales team at Thnks, managing the strategy and deployment of sales resources and building enterprise partnerships. Prior to Thnks, Mike worked in the financial services industry as a fully licensed advisor for 7 years. He transitioned to the Computer Software Industry in early 2018 where he helped Summit Sync, an early-stage startup, to acquisition. Mike graduated from New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies and earned a master’s degree from Elmira College in General Management. While at NYU, he served as a Captain for the Men's Basketball Team and upon graduation accepted a contract to play professionally in Europe.
VP of Product
Cooper leads Thnks' product strategies and initiatives, focusing on growth, product design, user experience, and software development. Prior to Thnks, Cooper managed custom software development projects for several years before eventually transitioning into product management. He graduated from Babson College with a bachelor's degree in Business Management.
Are you a thoughtful and appreciative person? Is the word “thanks” always on the tip of your tongue? Do you want to help bring more gratitude into the business world? Check out our careers page by clicking the button below to see our open positions!Open Positions