Steve Thomas is the vice president of Financial Planning and Analysis for Dynetics. He responsible for creating and executing strategic financial plans, defining and tracking internal resource allocation, capital expenditures, capacity and expansions. Thomas coordinates activities between Finance and Accounting related to performance monitoring, execution, forward pricing and budgeting. He also develops and maintains enterprise-level analytics models for projecting financial performance and cash flow. He is a member of the Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) Advisory Committee with fiduciary responsibilities governing the retirement plan benefits, including support to the Board of Directors for managing ESOP repurchase obligation, synthetic equity incentives and growth projections supporting the yearly ESOP stock valuation process. Thomas was a member of the transition team that designed and implemented the strategy for converting to a 100% ESOP in 2011.
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 over 20 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 the director of financial planning and analysis in 2018.
Thomas graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He also has 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.