RENO, Nev. — Rehearsal, provider of best-in-class video-based practice software and services, announced today the addition of Michael Thomas as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer. Thomas will be responsible for overseeing all revenue functions including sales, retention, partner programs, and business development.
“I’ve followed Michael’s career for over a decade and have been very impressed with his leadership and results. Most recently, I watched him increase sales at his last company by 600%. He’s a seasoned technology executive and important addition to our leadership team,” said Darik Volpa, Founder, and CEO of Rehearsal.
Michael’s most recent work as managing partner for Noble Studios is notable. His leadership on growth initiatives led to a rapid expansion of the firm’s clientele, global offices, and landed them on the Inc. 5000’s honor roll as one of the fastest-growing private companies for five consecutive years. Thomas also drove partnership efforts at Noble leading to relationships with many of the industry’s leading technology providers and marketing platforms.
“The team at Rehearsal is disrupting the learning and development industry by making the rigor of practice and coaching easier,” said Thomas. “I have witnessed the dramatic increase in outcomes when my team was actively engaging in practice, as opposed to passive learning. I look forward to helping evangelize how Rehearsal’s innovative approach removes antiquated obstacles to adopting these methods, and how we are driving results at organizations both large and small.”
In 2014, Thomas was named SBA’s Small Business Person of the Year for the State of Nevada. He was inducted into the inaugural class of Twenty under 40 award winners by the Reno Gazette-Journal. He is also the recipient of the Mark Twain Community Service Award given by the Public Relations Society of America and has been named Marketer of the Year by the American Marketing Association.
Michael is an avid speaker and presenter in the industry, discussing topics ranging from digital strategy and marketing, to connecting sales and communication efforts.
Thomas earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California. He is active in the local community of Reno-Tahoe having served on several non-profit boards including the Girl Scouts, Western Industrial Nevada (WIN), KNPB Public Broadcasting and Renown Health’s advisory board.
Rehearsal is a collaborative video-based practice platform. It gives your team a safe place to develop their communication skills so they can perform when it matters. Conveniently review, coach, and collaborate to inspire the whole team.