• Telecommunications Strategic Sourcing
  • Telecommunications Auditing
  • Telecommunications Operations
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Productivity Improvement
  • Cost Reductions
  • Acquisition Integration
  • Quality


  • GE Management Development
  • GE Advanced Information Management
  • GE Managerial Skills Development
  • Six Sigma Green Belt

Tommy D. Thompson

Partner and Practice Leader for Telecom Productivity Services of Paladin Associates. Experienced Sourcing professional assisting Paladin clients in identifying cost savings & productivity improvements in telecommunication services.


  • Global telecom expertise including sourcing, operations, acquisition and divestiture due diligence and contract negotiations
  • 36 years in telecommunication roles with General Electric Company
  • 8 Years as Telecom Practice Leader for Paladin Associates
  • Led GE’s corporate strategy for telecommunications acquisitions
  • Delivered annual telecommunications productivity gains, implementing wide-area eAuctions
  • Led Telecommunications Sourcing for GE Global Network Operations covering both wide and local area network products and services
  • Developed innovative and flexible contracts for telecommunication services
  • Assimilated numerous acquisitions into existing agreements resulting in substantial savings
  • Developed successful incumbent write-down strategy
  • Leveraged enhanced MSA language
  • Deliver effective audit results with observed network optimization recommendations; positioned for growth
  • Developed wireless policy language - BYOD
  • Manage key TEM/Reseller solution partners