Thomas Stefan Hofstetter (born March 1964) is a painter and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Points Group. He is also the founder of Sky Blue FC where he was the President and CEO from 2007 until 2013.
Hofstetter was born in 1964 in Offenburg, Germany, which is where he grew up. He earned his Masters in Computer Science and Economics in Heidelberg. Early in his career he worked as a software engineer for a Berlin-based company before he started a wholesale business for homebrew supplies and micro breweries in 1994 (Hofstetters Hausbrautechnik). He sold the company in 1997, before moving to America, where he joined Arthur Andersen in the New York office. Following Arthur Andersen, he became the CIO for Grove Worldwide (now Manitowoc Cranes), a worldwide leader in cranes and manlifts. Following Grove he joined Scient, where he was in charge of a Technology Innovation Center.
In 2002, Hofstetter founded Points Group, which is a full service marketing agency that specializes in the healthcare industry and which he still heads as the CEO. Points Group is located in Florham Park, NJ.
In 2007, Hofstetter founded Sky Blue FC, which became a founding member of the newly formed Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS), the top level professional women’s soccer league in the United States. Sky Blue FC won the inaugural season in 2009 and were subsequently invited to the White House, where the team and Hofstetter presented an honorary jersey to President Obama. For the first 6 years, Hofstetter was the President and CEO of Sky Blue FC. During his time, he also served on the board of Directors of the WPS and NWSL and was the Chairman at Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues. Today, Sky Blue FC is a team of the NWSL and Hofstetter is one of three owners, together with Steve Temares (former CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond) and Phil Murphy (Governor of NJ).
Hofstetter has been married to his wife, Chris, since 1989. They reside in Chester, NJ and have 4 children: 3 daughters and 1 son.
Hofstetter serves on the Board of Directors of HeritX, which is the only organization solely focused on preventing inherited cancer. He joined the board in February 2018.
Hofstetter is also an accomplished ultra marathon runner and triathlete, having completed multiple 50 mile running races, as well as running the Keys 100 (100 miles from Key Largo to Key West).
Hofstetter has been painting since he was 9 years old, when he painted his first oil painting. Until recently, he has not commercialized his art and not gone public. At the end of 2019, he came public with his art, launching this website. His body of art includes mainly large scale acrylic and mixed medium abstract paintings. In addition, he has done functional art and sculptures, mainly in wood.