Craig Thomas Joins Groove as SVP of Operations
Today, we are officially announcing that Craig Thomas has joined Groove as Senior Vice President of Operations. Craig is a 30-year industry veteran who has a proven track-record helping high-growth companies like Oracle, Apple, Jasper, and ThousandEyes scale their operations to successful exits.
As Groove’s new SVP of Operations, Craig heads up our Finance, Legal, GTM Operations, and other initiatives designed to accelerate the company’s growth in the US and internationally. To that end, Craig is spearheading several initiatives to support the company’s expansion in EMEA and APAC. One of the top priorities is opening a new Dublin-based office to provide sales and customer support services to our rapidly expanding European client base.
About Craig Thomas
Most recently, Craig served as vice president of revenue operations at SaaS internet intelligence company ThousandEyes.
“After experiencing the transformative power of Groove firsthand as a very happy customer at ThousandEyes, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to help guide Groove’s next level of growth.” – Craig Thomas, SVP of Operations at Groove
“We’re seeing a lot of global demand, and I’m excited about helping Groove scale to meet the demand. The upside of using Groove is phenomenal. Without it, your sales force won’t be as productive as it needs to be,” said Craig.
During his five-year tenure at ThousandEyes, Craig implemented Groove to maximize the company’s investment in Salesforce, boost sales productivity, and build a foundation for repeatable and sustainable growth. Craig played an instrumental role in scaling the company’s go-to-market operations, which ultimately led to a $1 billion acquisition by Cisco.
“When evaluating sales engagement platforms at ThousandEyes, enterprise security and flexibility were critical, but I also needed to find a solution that our reps would actually use – only Groove ticked all of those boxes.” – Craig Thomas, SVP of Operations at Groove
“Groove’s unique market position makes it the perfect platform for large enterprise and high-growth companies to boost the productivity and effectiveness of their revenue teams by building on their existing Salesforce investment, said Craig”
Craig has been successfully helping startups scale for three decades. Prior to ThousandEyes, Craig spent six years as vice president of revenue operations at Jasper, where he helped it scale from a small Sequoia-backed SaaS IoT start-up to a successful enterprise tech company that was acquired by Cisco for $1.4 billion. Craig also spent nearly a decade at Apple, where he managed revenue operations as the company grew exponentially with the launches of the original iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
Welcome to Groove, Craig!
If you’re interested in joining Craig on Groove’s rocket-ship journey, check out our Careers page. We’re hiring in nearly every department.