John David Thompson

EVP & CTO
Western Union

As Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Chief Technology Officer, John “David” Thompson is responsible for building and developing the IT infrastructure to support the next generation of payment products and services. He also is responsible for maximizing efficiency, quality and customer delivery for the company’s global Agent network of more than 510,000 locations in 200 countries and territories. He is based in Englewood, Colo., at Western Union’s global headquarters.

Thompson has more than 20 years of experience in the high-technology industry, most recently as Group President, Services and Support and Global CIO of Symantec Corporation. Prior to this role, he served as Symantec’s Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer and, during his six years at the company, led an organization that offered expert solutions and support in information security, technology, availability and storage.

Earlier in his career, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Oracle Corporation and Vice President of Services and Chief Information Officer at PeopleSoft, Inc. Thompson is a director of CoreSite Realty Corporation.

Thompson studied at Marymount University in Arlington, Va. and American University in Washington, D.C.

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