C.J. Thoma
President and Chief Executive Officer
February 5, 1988

What motivates you to wake up and go to work?
Knowing that we can help nonprofit organizations deliver on their missions.

What do you do at our company?
I am the President and CEO.

What has been your favorite project so far?
Creating Filament Essential Services to serve the broader nonprofit community.

What do you like most about your job?
Working with people who share a commitment to excellence and helping others.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I am a big fan of the English Premier League.

Describe a typical day on the job for you.
A typical day for me may include helping team members solve problems or identifying next steps, participating in strategic planning meetings, and ensuring we are staying on track to meet our goals for the year.

What is your motto or personal mantra?
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Gandhi

What is something on your Bucket List?
I would love to visit Africa.

What was your childhood dream job?
I wanted to be a flight attendant. I always had a desire to travel.

What is one random fact about you?
I decided to go exploring the Grand Canyon on my own when I was 8 years old, while on a family vacation. Just when my parents were going to call out the National Guard, I reappeared from my hike.

Who is on your Mount Rushmore of musical acts?
Itshak Perlman