Before becoming a founder of Prescient, David Thomson held Board level roles for over 20 years.
Combining both strategic and operational expertise, David brings with him a wealth of experience in heading up successful organizations and strategies. He is a man of many talents holding a BSc in Finance and being a qualified accountant… he also happens to make a great cup of tea when it’s his round in the office!
This winning combination of versatility and business acumen has enabled David to successfully oversee large-scale, international projects, including working on several, multi-million-pound, M&A activities. With this comes the experience of how to integrate businesses and processes… and judging by the grey hairs, he’s also witnessed and learned how not to do this! David really has earned his stripes; he understands the frustrations and pain points of businesses and most importantly, knows how to navigate through them. David firmly believes that the most successful organizations are those which put people at the centre of their strategies and then lead them to help unlock and empower potential.
A little bit more about David…
- Partner – Strategy & Leadership
- To change the way people think about work and help them to achieve their personal and professional goals.
- At the piano, playing the cello or doing lengths in the swimming pool. In my spare time, I compete with my Brother, Neil, in the national modern triathlon championships which involves run, swim and shoot stages… we’re a bit like the Brownlee Brothers in 30 years’ time!
- When making important decisions always gather the facts (and numbers!), take advice if you need to (but not from too many sources), then have faith in yourself and focus on executing it…don’t get distracted.
- This may sound a bit cheesy, but my Prescient business partners, with their different skillsets and viewpoints, inspire me to be so much better than I would be on my own.
- No star is ever lost we once have seen. We always may be what we might have been.
My Grandfather learned this quote from an Adelaide Anne Proctor poem and carried it in his wallet all through his long and eventful life.
- Being nominated for an award at the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards 2019. We were shortlisted as finalists in the Excellence in International Business category. To be recognised in this group was a fantastic achievement, especially in our first year of business. A really proud moment for the team and we enjoyed the evening immensely.