Mark C. Thompson

Mark C. Thompson

Renowned business author and CEO of Virgin Unite Mentors, Richard Branson’s network for entrepreneurial innovation.

Mark Thompson is Charles Schwab’s former Chief Customer Experience Officer and Chief Communications Officer, and co-founder of the Schwab Foundation. Forbes Magazine called Mark one of America’s top investors with the ‘Midas’ touch.

Mark was Chairman of Rioport, which popularised the MP3 player prior to iTunes, and was Chairman of Integration, which was acquired by Silicon Labs. He is a Founding Patron of Richard Branson’s Entrepreneurship Centre, and is Program Chairman for the Board of Governors of the Hesselbein Leadership Institute and the John F. Kennedy Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Mark is a founding advisor of the Stanford Realtime Venture Design Lab, and is a visiting scholar at his alma mater, Stanford University. He has served as faculty at the World Economic Forum and World Business Forum. He is a member of the Clinton Initiative and an Executive Coach for TED.

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