Michael C. Thompson
Michael C. Thompson is the co-founder of Thompson 31Fifty Wines in Healdsburg, CA. Prior to the wine business, he was the founder and former CEO of Innovative Technical Services, an electronics manufacturing services company based in Alpharatta, GA. He was also the founder and CEO of Eclipse Leasing, LLC, and Thompson Family Wines, LLC. Mike served as a Senior Director with North American Philips, was a vice president of Sanmina Corporation as well as the vice president of sales and marketing for K*Tec Electronics.
Mike is affiliated with an abundance of charitable organizations. He is a board member of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center and the McCraney Ingram Foundation. He is a former board member of the American Diabetes Association of Houston. He is also a founding board member of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, and has worked with the PADRE Foundation, the Discovery Science Center of Orange County and the United Way Campaign.
A graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Marketing, Mike continued his studies and received a master’s degree in Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University Mays School of Business. He and his wife Valerie reside in Destin, Florida.