Pronto Software has appointed Luke Thomas as product manager-financials to manage the direction, development and take-to-market strategy of its financIal applications. And given how quiet the company has been since announcing it was recruiting VARs in the United States, some action is necessary if it's going to be serious in this country. A year ago, the Australian company said it had signed three U.S. resellers, but since then, there hasn't been any channel news here, unless it's doing a stealth enlistment campaign. In his role, Thomas will manage the architecture development of the flagship product, Pronto-XI, and provide strategic input to the R&D team. Previously, he was global developer program manager at MYOB Australia and held positions in technical support, training and education.