A technologist at heart, Thong joined Rêve in 2016 to help clients understand how technology will drive new business models and customer experiences. Bringing an integrated and human-centric approach to challenges that span business and technology, he partners with people and organizations to make complexity more understandable and helps co-create strategies that drive business growth.
Thong brings over 15 years of experience in transforming systems and processes that are foundational to great digital experiences. Prior to joining Rêve, Thong was the Vice President of Professional Services at Digital River where he led a globally distributed team that brought direct-to-consumer ecommerce experiences to life for notable brands such as Microsoft, Adobe and LG. Before Digital River, Thong served as the Director of User Interface Engineering at BestBuy.com where he helped grow a small group of developers into a dynamic team that modernized the organization’s capabilities to prototype, user test, deploy and measure online experiences at the speed and scale of business. Before joining Best Buy, Thong held various technical and leadership roles, including the multi-year transformation program to bring the Target.com platform in-house.
Thong holds an MBA from the Carlson School of Business with an emphasis on Strategy and Entrepreneurship. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Rêve Academy, whose mission is to help students dream with direction by providing pathways to digital careers.
In his spare time Thong has a passion for startups, home remodeling and exploring how emerging technology can create new possibilities to improve the future.
Learn more about Thong Nguyen on the Rêve Consulting blog.