Steve Thomas is the vice president of Finance at Dynetics. He is responsible for all aspects of life-cycle financial performance, including program finance, FP&A, pricing, budgeting, indirect rates, resource allocation, and Government compliance. In this capacity, Thomas coordinates activities between Finance and Accounting for an operation approaching $1B in annual sales and a compounded annual growth rate over the past five years exceeding 20%. He is responsible for coordinating strategic plans with line management, reporting and monitoring financial performance, and overseeing indirect spending. He also develops and maintains enterprise-level models for forecasting revenue, operating income, free cash flow, and backlog.
He began his career with Dynetics in 1996 as an electronic warfare engineer supporting the Intelligence and Spectrum Warfare division. Thomas led and grew technical organizations supporting the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. Thomas has 24 years of profit and loss experience leading programs associated with foreign surface-to-air missile systems, where his subject matter expertise was in all-source intelligence analysis; foreign material exploitation; radio frequency simulators; and electronic warfare technique development directly supporting efforts that led to increased airborne platform survivability against complex threat systems. He transitioned to become director of financial planning and analysis in 2018, followed by vice president of Financial Planning and Analysis in 2019. In this role, he led financial diligence associated with an analysis of strategic alternatives, which resulted in a 1.65B sale of Dynetics to Leidos. Thomas was responsible for financial forecasting, the contract waterfall, quality of earnings analysis, and supported the stock purchase agreement negotiation. From 2011-2019, he was one of five founding members of the Dynetics ESOP Advisory Committee after a transaction that resulted in converting Dynetics to a 100% S Corporation ESOP.
Thomas graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He also earned a master's degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a master of business administration degree with an emphasis in aerospace and defense from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.