“Stephen is an inspired force who inspires positivity and confidence. In the very early days of SquareTrade, Stephen attracted a gifted and like-minded group of people to get us off the ground. Stephen was learning himself at the time while demonstrating calm optimism and can do resolve in the face of inevitable chaos of a fledgling organization.”Steve AbernethyExecutive Chairman at SquareTrade
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Stephen Thompson is an exceptional executive recruiter with a strong emphasis on building life-long relationships with everyone he meets. Stephen possesses an innate ability to understand complex business challenges and brings a sophisticated approach to his consultations with clients to facilitate real world solutions. He has worked with Apple, Google and now LinkedIn to recognize and persuade extraordinary individuals to engage with these iconic brands. Stephen speaks to students as well as industry professionals about the fields of data science and distributed infrastructure engineering needs of Fortune 100 companies regarding how to better identify, build and scale for talent in the US and around the globe.
Although Stephen is acknowledged as a leader in his area of expertise, his ascendancy was forged on an untraditional path rendering his accomplishments even more remarkable. In Hotel Goodbyes, his compelling memoir, Stephen offers first-hand insight into the lives of foster children as well as the keys to his eventual success that translate across myriad circumstances. His is an inspiring story of grit and resilience as he tackles obstacles with an admirably positive outlook despite the haunting trauma of his mother’s abandonment.
Stephen is a board member of Save the Bay, an environmental organization to help preserve and protect the San Francisco Bay, and lives in San Jose with his wife, a technology sales executive, and his two sons.