Mark C. Thompson is a New York Times bestselling author, coach, investor and advisor to leaders who are transforming their companies—from Virgin’s Richard Branson and Apple’s Steve Jobs, to Pinterest founder Evan Sharp, LYFT founder Logan Green, author Tony Robbins and World Bank President Jim Kim, to name a few. At Schwab, Mark reported to founder Charles ‘Chuck’ Schwab as Senior Vice President/Executive Producer of Schwab.com, and later global retail and enterprise Chief Customer Experience Officer for The Charles Schwab Corporation.
Prior to Schwab, Mark was Chairman of Rioport, which popularized the MP-3 player before Apple’s iTunes, where Mark became an advisor to Steve Jobs. Mark was a founding board member at Esurance (sold to Allstate), founding Chairman of Integration (sold to Silicon Labs) founding board member of Interwoven (sold to HP), founding investor at Appurify (sold to Google Alphabet).
Mark is founding patron and leadership advisor to Richard Branson’s Entrepreneurship Centers—more than 400 companies operate under the Virgin brand. He was founding advisor to the Stanford University Realtime Venture Design Lab. He is adjunct faculty at Harvard McLean’s Institute of Coaching and the Institute for Contemporary Leadership with Google’s David Peterson. Mark has served as faculty at the World Economic Forum, World Business Forum, and Drucker/Hesselebein Leader to Leader Institute. He is a Chancellor for Junior Achievement’s Success University and member of the board of trustees for the International Coaching Federation Foundation.