Vince Thompson

Revenue Consultant, Angel Investor, Early Facebook & AOL

Vince Thompson has an eye for transformational opportunities as well as the ability to create business models and successfully lead the teams that scale them.With his firm Middleshift, the focus has been on helping founders and C-Level executives to create new revenues for the rapidly changing technology, entertainment and media businesses. Vince also invests in and mentors early stage companies.Alongside or through his consulting work, Vince has served as a startup CEO, a public company board member and a consultant to over 30 companies including major internet companies, TV Networks and Studios.Vince currently serves as the Co-Founder and Chairman of Prospectwise, is a venture partner at Zuma Ventures and an active board member for First Star, a non-profit dedicated to helping Foster Youth get into college.Earlier in his career Vince worked in local television, lead the advertising sales organization for AOL in the West and, for a short period of time in Facebook’s startup days, served as the company's head of National Sales.He's the author of a bestselling book on management called Ignited, has keynoted globally and hosted over 80 episodes of a business show for BNet, CNet’s business brand.Vince holds an undergraduate degree from USC’s Annenberg School of Communications and an MBA from Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business.