Mark Thompson is a keynote speaker, senior executive coach, and The New York Times bestselling author. His books include Admired: 21 Ways to Double Your Value; Now, Build a Great Business!; 7 Ways to Maximize Your Profits in Any Market; and Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters. Mark is the co-founder of Sir Richard Branson’s Entrepreneurship Centres and an advisor to the Virgin Unite Entrepreneurs. Previously, he worked as Charles Schwab’s Chief of Staff, as Schwab's Chief Customer Experience Officer, and Executive Producer of Schwab.com.
Mark served on the faculty at the World Economic Forum and the World Business Forum, was a member of the Clinton Initiative, and was an executive coach for TED Fellows. He has been recognized by Forbes, the American Management Association, and Global Gurus. He is also a successful venture capitalist; an early investor in tech companies such as Facebook, Netflix, and Esurance; and a world-renowned authority and top speaker on leadership, driving change and innovation, sales growth, and customer and employee engagement.