Eric Thompson Joins North Highland as a Business Development Leader
October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017 (SEATTLE) – Management consulting firm North Highland is pleased to announce that Eric Thompson has been named a Business Development Leader, based in the firm’s Seattle office. In this role, Thompson will be working with the Seattle team to deepen and grow client relationships as well as cultivate and develop new ones in this market.
“I could not be more excited to welcome such a seasoned professional to the North Highland Seattle team,” said Julie Rey, Vice President and Seattle Market Lead. “Eric’s track record in building meaningful relationships with both customers and members in the industry will complement and enhance our ability to meet the needs of our Seattle customers as we continue to deliver innovation and expertise to the market.”
Thompson has nearly 20 years of technology, services marketing and business development experience. Over the course of his career, Thompson successfully led business development, marketing and consultative selling efforts at Fortune 100 companies including Microsoft and Intel Corporation, as well as several startups. Most recently, he was a partner at a business development consulting firm specializing in small to mid-size companies in the technology and media space.
Prior to his consulting role, he held several roles within Microsoft Corporation, ultimately culminating with his work in the Xbox division, where he led the development of branded entertainment and custom advertising sales solutions. He brings well-established business development expertise, along with a deep knowledge of the Seattle market and a passion for innovative, client-centric solutions.
Thompson is a graduate of San Jose State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in English and education. He also earned his MBA in technology marketing from Santa Clara University.
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