Mark C. Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, CEO Academy | Speaker

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Mark Thompson is Chief Executive Officer of the CEO Academy, a SHRM company, and long ranked the world’s #1 CEO Coach. He was in 2023 inducted into the Coaching Legends Hall of Fame by the Thinkers50, considered the Oscars of Management. Thompson previously served as Schwab’s chief of staff, chief customer experience officer and CEO of He was a cofounding advisor to the Virgin Branson Entrepreneurship Centres; a board member of Esurance, acquired by Allstate; and Interwoven, acquired by Hewlett Packard. He was Chairman of Integration Semiconductor, acquired by SiliconLabs and Chairman of Rioport, which pioneered the mp3 player for Apple’s iPod. He was cofounding advisor to the Stanford Realtime Venture Design Lab, where he served as a visiting scholar and faculty at his alma mater, Stanford University. Thompson is also adjunct faculty at the World Economic Forum, World Business Forum, John F. Kennedy University, and has cochaired the Institute of Coaching at Harvard. He has edited 20 books and coauthored business classic, Success Built to Last: Creating a Life That Matters; and the New York Times bestseller, Admired.