Thomas Kolarik was appointed managing director of s IT Solutions Austria in 2010. Since then, he has been in charge of the CTO area. From 2012 to 2015, he had a dual role as managing director of Erste Group IT SK, which is now a part of Slovenská sporiteľňa. Before joining Erste Group, Thomas Kolarik was managing director at 42 Virtual, a company he co-founded in 2001, for almost ten years. He gained several years of experience as a managing director and board member of well-known companies before joining s IT Solutions Austria. However, his wealth of experience is not restricted to the private sector: after completing his PhD in Business Management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, he was an assistant professor at his alma mater.