- Online ticketing
- Paperless registration & checkout
- Customized fundraising website
- Active and accurate donor management
- Integrated registration, buyer, donor, and payment information
Thomas was introduced to GiveSmart™ in 2012 when attending a charity event in the UK.
Inspired by the industry leading technology, the exceptional customer service and the focus on helping charities maximise fundraising revenue Thomas accepted the invitation to become the principal investor in GiveSmart™ and set about creating today’s GiveSmart™ group. In addition to this investment and his role as Chairman and CEO of GiveSmart™ Thomas manages the Ancora Finance Group which represents his privately owned set of activities in specialist consulting and alternative asset investing.
Until 2010 Thomas held the positions of Chairman and CEO of Allianz Capital Partners and Managing Director Allianz Alternative Assets Holding, companies responsible for the alternative asset activity of the Allianz Group. Thomas joined Allianz in 1998 from Goldman Sachs International where he was an Executive Director in the investment banking and principal investment area.
Prior to Goldman Sachs Thomas held various senior positions as a senior manager and CFO of international financial services companies.
During his career Thomas also served as a Board Member and then Chairman of the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association e.V. (BVK), where he is still today a member of the advisory board.
Thomas was a member of the Advisory Board for Environmental Technology of the German Ministry of the Environment and served as an observer in the EU Commission’s Alternative Investment Funds Expert Group, established to advise on the future regulation of the alternative investment industry.
Thomas holds various board and advisory positions with private and public companies. Thomas studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at The Queen’s College, Oxford (M.A. Oxon)
Our Management Team
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The Perfect Combo of Technology and Service. Every Time.
Customized solutions to fit your needs
and exceed your expectations.
- Makes any phone a bidding/donating device
- Real-time outbid alerts and customizable leaderboards
- Bid/donate from anywhere
- Secure payment processing
- Increases participation and raises more
- Comprehensive service and support before, during, and after
- Expert event production
- Dedicated Event Coordinator per event
- More hands-on help at event
What Our Customers Say
I am a GiveSmart customer for life. This technology has taken what used to be a HUGE headache for our small non-profit and turned it into something that helps us raise even more funds while eliminating the hassle of processing payments and handling check-out. I can’t believe we ever used to do this on our own with bid sheets and credit card swipers!
Their high level of customer service before, during, and after the event is the best to date we have received from this type of vendor. Man & Woman of the Year has some unique needs, and GiveSmart built a platform to fit them. The user friendly mobile bidding features, as well as the GiveSmart staff interaction with donors contributed to an increase in revenue and a positive donor experience.
Thank you very much for providing such attentive, excellent customer service during Dignity Health-St.Rose Dominican's recent Mardi Gras Ball gala. Not only is GiveSmart effective, but your personal touch has made working with you a real pleasure. You can be sure that we will continue to do business with GiveSmart for years to come.
As you know this was the first time that our Temple has used a bidding company during our annual auction. I can't tell you how happy I am that we did so. You service is more than efficient and easy to use. Having our auction online made us more money than we would have, had we done the traditional silent auction. Most of all it was all less work for me and I actually got to enjoy the event.
We were completely thrilled with every way Give Smart assisted us, from our first phone call to our final closing report. They couldn't have been more pleasant and prompt in responding to our needs. My numerous conversations with our Client Service Specialist, became as comfortable as talking with an old friend. The efficiency, professionalism and overall friendliness of their team was amazing. Our event was a huge financial success with the assistance of GiveSmart.