About Our Founder

Chris Thomsen

Chris started his career in the United States Navy handling passenger logistics for Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island off the coast of Southern California. Managing dignitary, VIP and Flag Officer requirements to exacting standards in a high stress environment, Chris formed the foundation that our company is built on. Upon honorable discharge Chris and his wife relocated to Chicago where he joined The Boeing Company as head of Executive Transportation for the newly relocated World Headquarters.


While benchmarking the successful in-house labor model Boeing employed at other company locations, Chris saw an opportunity for increased efficiency and higher customer service metrics in an outsource model. Chris successfully ran a completely remote department to the highest rated customer success metrics across the Enterprise, setting the standard for Transportation at The Boeing Company.


Chris joined Metropolitan Limousine as Director of Operations in 2004. Responsible for oversight and management of every facet of the business, the Metropolitan name was synonymous with superior service throughout the industry since its inception in 1972. Chris then spearheaded the global outsourcing of Transportation for Boeing, eventually managing Executive Transportation worldwide beginning in 2009 completely through the use of external vendors. Training and oversight were key differentiators in achieving a 99.87% success rate for execution of service across thousands of rides per year. Chris was crucial in holding many large corporations and every luxury hotel as clients, most since their opening in Chicago.


Metropolitan was acquired in 2016 by the Marcou Transportation Group creating one of the largest privately held chauffeured transportation companies in the world. Chris finished his career as head of the Midwest and West regions for DavEl | Boston Coach in 2020.

Chris has headed logistics for many large-scale programs such as the American Academy of Achievement, US/Saudi Arabian Business Council, NATO and the Nobel Peace Laureate Summit to name just a few. Adept at handling dignitaries to celebrities, Chris is a versatile manager who can find a solution to any challenge.


Chris is a member of many aviation groups and enjoys flying his Cessna 195 in his spare time.