Mark C. Thompson
From 1998-2013, Mark Thompson served as a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer for Professor Cliff Nass and Stanford University Real-Time Venture Design Lab, which lead research on the leadership communication and behavioral disciplines of disruptive startups and growth company management. He is one of the world's leading executive coaches on growth and leadership according to the American Management Association and Forbes listed him as a Venture Investor with the 'Midas' Touch. He was a co-author with Professor Jerry Porras of Success Built to Last, the sequel to Built to Last at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is New York Times bestselling author of Admired, 21 Ways to Double Your Value.
Thompson was Senior Vice President and Chief Communication Officer at Charles Schwab Corporation reporting to founder Charles 'Chuck' Schwab. He was a founding board member of Esurance, now an Allstate Company; a founding board member of Interwoven, now a Hewlett Packard company. He serves as Chairman of Integration, now a Silicon Graphics company, and served as Chairman of Rioport, which pioneered the mp3 player that preceded the iPod at Apple Computer. Thompson is a Trustee of Junior Achievement's Success University and Governing Board member of the International Coaching Federation Foundation. He earned his B.A. and M.B.A, and was a founding advisor to Professor Nass' Stanford Lab, where he earned his M.A. in Communication/Social Media.