Deputy Director and COO
David Thompson currently serves as the SEI’s Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer and oversees and directs internal and external operations for the organization. Additionally, Thompson is the SEI’s Chief Information Officer, with primary responsibility for designing and delivering information and infrastructure services. As CIO, he has executive oversight for operational units that include IT, physical and industrial security, enterprise application development, web content and delivery, public relations, and communication and transition services.
Thompson has more than 25 years of experience in IT operations, information security, data center administration, and general operational support. A long-time resident of Western Pennsylvania, Thompson started his career in the banking industry, first in retail banking and then in computing operations. Immediately prior to joining the SEI in 2004, he worked for ALLTEL Information Services (now FIS Global), a leader in financial services technology. While at ALLTEL, Thompson served as a member of the leadership team of one of ALLTEL's three North American data centers. He led the Technology Services Group, and his organization was responsible for the delivery of a range of IT services, including data center operations, systems engineering and administration, information assurance, information security, incident response, change management, database design and administration, data storage management, and capacity and performance planning.
Thompson is a member of AFCEA, IEEE, and ACM. He earned a BA from Cedarville University and an MA from the University of Dayton.