Rahnold “Rah” Thomas is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Infrastructure Technology practice. He has over 17 years of experience helping Accenture’s clients with digital transformation and cloud optimization. He is the North American Infrastructure Consulting Operations Lead for Technology and the Executive Advisor to the African American Employee Resource Group.
Rah is the Infrastructure Account Lead at 4 clients in the NorthEast- across Resources, Products, and Financial Services. His core focus areas are Service Management, Cloud Optimization, Workplace Transformation, Unified Collaboration, and Infrastructure Automation. He has assisted multiple Fortune 500 companies in migrating over 750,000 users in desktop and cloud transformation.
Rah has been talking with senior leadership across multiple companies around the Black experience in corporate America. His focus on internalized oppression, systemic racism, and authenticity unlocks potential have landed him speaking engagements across the country. He was featured in Diversity Inc speaking on topics such as: Being Your Authentic Self at Work, Bold Leadership is Really About Empowering People, The Impact of Mentors and Sponsor in Corporate America, and Freedom to Wear Natural Hair at Work Benefits Employee and Company. Rah was also a featured speaker in Black Entertainments: Black Men XCEL conference speaking on “Who I Am vs. Where I Work: Navigating Corporate Culture” and spoke multiple times at the Global “Women in Technology” conference on “How to exist in a world built for white heterosexual Catholic men”.
Rah recently hosted Accenture’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr celebration at the Apollo: Featuring India Arie. Where he spoke on “Loving beyond the limits of our prejudices” and “Not letting other people bias’ define your journey”
Originally from Providence, RI, he has spent the past 20 years growing his roots in Harlem and the Bronx where he lives with his wife, Cynthia, two sons, Jediah and Rahziel, and a daughter named Zahnai.