Executive Management

Bart Weijermars, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Strategy Officer


As Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, Bart drives the creation, development, and execution of Pareteum’s key strategic initiatives. He brings rich expertise in commercial turnaround, product differentiation, and value creation in the software market. Bart joined Pareteum through the acquisition of Artilium, where he was Chief Executive Officer, having successfully grown the company’s performance as a provider of software solutions to customers in the enterprise and communications service provider markets. Bart was previously the Chief Executive Officer at T-Mobile Netherlands and has held senior executive positions at T-Mobile Macedonia and KPN. He holds a BBA in Business Management from Nyenrode Business University and an MBA from the University of Leuven.

Laura W. Thomas, Interim Chief Financial Officer


Thomas brings over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including assisting large and small organizations through significant operational challenges and upholding corporate governance and transparency among stakeholders. Ms. Thomas currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Delta Dental of Virginia and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Previously, Ms. Thomas served as Chief Financial Officer of Towerstream, a leading fixed wireless Internet provider in the U.S. In this role, she implemented a strategy to re-capitalize the company and institute key financial controls. Prior to that, she served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Impact Telecom, a leading provider of voice and messaging solutions for businesses and carriers. In this role, she provided leadership to the company's management team focused on implementing strategic initiatives and increasing enterprise value. Ms. Thomas also served as CEO of TNCI, a national telecommunications provider, and has held various leadership roles at XO Communications.