Richard K. Thompson BS, MBA, CBB
"Helping Business Owners . . . Advise, Value and Sell Privately-held Businesses"
Mr. Thompson has managed the purchase and sale of multiple businesses throughout his business career. Mr. Thompson embodies more than 40 years of light industrial and commercial senior management experience, applying a unique emphasis on start-up corporate operations and management of turnaround situations. Management experience integrates general business operations, including marketing and sales, M&A, manufacturing, R&D hardware and software engineering, customer service and financial administration. Industry background points to a diverse set of skills across several large industry segments including healthcare services, telecommunications, network deployment, application software and technology manufacturing.
Mr. Thompson’s senior management experience includes having held positions with large corporations including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, ROLM and HealthCare of America. Notable executive and board level positions held in small and mid-sized companies include Genesis Electronics, The NewHealth Group, QuikView Inc., IQ Biometrix Inc. and Pavement Marking Technology Inc. Mr. Thompson served as a contract CEO for several portfolio companies of Berg-McAfee, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital company and a Management Consultant to a number of small and mid-sized businesses. As well, Mr. Thompson served as Senior Vice President of Westwood-Benson Inc, a multi-states business brokerage firm with offices in California, Oregon and Nevada. Also, Mr. Thompson has served as a court appointed Business Broker for U.S. Trustees of the Eastern District of California Bankruptcy Court in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. Courtroom experience includes having served as an expert witness in Superior Court cases in connection with business valuations.
Mr. Thompson now works as an Independent Business Broker and provider of business sale and valuations services to owners and CEOs of privately held companies in the state of California.
Mr. Thompson holds a degree in Industrial Technology (BS) from California State University, San Jose and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Santa Clara. Mr. Thompson holds a Broker License, and is licensed by the State of California (BRE # 01933651). As well, Mr. Thompson is a Certified Business Broker (CBB) and is a member in good standing with the California Business Brokers Association (CABB) and International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). Mr. Thompson is a highly decorated Vietnam combat infantry veteran having served in the United States Army.
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