Senior Vice President
Corporate Development & Operations
Stephen Thesing is an accomplished executive with 20+ years of experience in high-growth companies. He brings to Calidi Biotherapeutics a strong background and functional expertise in operations management, business/corporate development, sales, marketing and product management/development. Prior to joining Calidi Biotherapeutics, Mr. Thesing was Vice President and General Manager of Civica Software, which he successfully restructured, adding multiple new clients and increasing revenue. Civica was acquired by Granicus, Inc. in 2015. He was Vice President, Business Development and Marketing at DevCool Healthcare IT, an information technology systems integrator to major healthcare payers and providers, where he successfully closed deals with BlueCross-BlueShield organizations, San Francisco Health Plan, and built strategic partnerships with Dell Boomi and Qlik
Mr. Thesing has a proven track record in building companies through strategic partnerships and building operational teams. He was influential in successfully launching and building several startup companies in Silicon Valley and San Diego, as well as startup divisions within larger companies. He is also known for his role as key contributor and deal maker in buyout transactions at four technology companies: Civica, Parametric, Anakam, and Troika.
An internet pioneer with Sun Microsystems (Verisign, Travelocity), Mr. Thesing built the OEM ecosystem at Veritas Software (Dell, HP/Compaq), and the global alliances and sales channels for Troika Networks, acquired by Qlogic. He was Vice President of Channels and OEM for Anakam, a San Diego-based software company that was sold to Equifax in October 2010. Mr. Thesing holds a degree in Business, MIS & Marketing from California Polytechnic in San Luis Obispo, California.