Leadership coach and best-selling author Mark Thompson is CEO and cofounder of Virgin Unite Mentors, Sir Richard Branson's network for executive coaching and entrepreneurial innovation.
Mark is also founding patron of Richard Branson's Entrepreneurship Centre, founding advisor of the Stanford Realtime Venture Design Lab, Chairman of the Hesselbein Leadership Institute, Chairman of the John F. Kennedy Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, visiting scholar at Stanford University and member of the Clinton Initiative.
He is Charles Schwab's former Chief of Staff, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Chief Communications Officer, Cofounder of the Schwab Foundation, and Executive Producer of Schwab.com - with assets of USD $1.4 trillion. He is also former Chairman of Rioport, which popularized the MP3 player prior to iTunes, and served on the board of directors of Best Buy, Korn Ferry International and Interwoven.
He's also a founding board member of Smule - Google and Apple's top music applications company for the hit TV series Glee, with over 20 million monthly active users. He has served as faculty at the World Economic Forum and World Business Forum, and was ranked by Forbes Magazine among "America's top investors".