David Thomson has been described by Investor's Business Daily as "Management Guru uncovers patterns behind billion-dollar firms." "He does a terrific job of getting past a lot of misconceptions to say, 'Look at what the numbers show,' " says, Roger McNamee, a prominent Silicon Valley investor and an early investor in Cisco and Intuit.
David Thomson is founder and Chairman of The Blueprint Growth Institute., a specialized management-consulting firm focused on helping companies develop business development and growth strategies to successfully achieve exceptional or exponential growth. David's billion-dollar business building experience, combined with his McKinsey & Company consulting background, provides a unique ability to turn insights into actions. His passion for innovation, business development strategies and growth leadership is reflected in his keynote speaking, business growth research and business development consulting services. He is the author of the best-selling book, Blueprint to a Billion®: 7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth (John Wiley & Sons) that provides the first quantitative identification of the success patterns of America’s highest growth companies that he calls the "Blueprint Companies". His book has been released across Asia in Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and China. SoundView Book Summaries awarded the Blueprint to a Billion as one of the top 30 business books for 2006. It was recently ranked the #4 best selling book for 2007 at 800CEOREAD.com.
David's work has been featured in on CNBC's Closing Bell, MSNBC, ABCNews.com, Businessweek.com, TheStreet.com, and in such well know publications as the NY Times, the cover story in Fortune Small Business, Leader to Leader (formerly Peter Drucker Foundation) and Investor's Business Daily's Leaders and Success feature. The Blueprint insights have been embraced globally with coverage on Sky TV Business, the cover of the Korean Economic Daily and coverage across India, China, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan.
As a consultant, business advisor and distinguished keynote speaker, he has worked with senior executives in many mid-sized companies and business units ranging from million dollar companies to multi-billion dollar business units, high-tech start-ups to universities and non-profits such as the YPO and the Churchill Club. While the size ranges are broad, they have one common need – to apply the 7 Essentials to achieve exponential growth! While David's work on the 7 Essentials Scorecard and the 7 Essentials Workshops are confidential (references available on request), he has been sponsored by SAP, IBM, Tatum and the Association of Corporate Growth to present to thousands of 'C' level executives. He has presented to at top Venture Firms in Silicon Valley such as the Mayfield Fund and Menlo Ventures. David also serves as a board member for Primal Fusion, Inc. located in Waterloo, Ontario
Prior to founding The Blueprint Growth Institute, David has been leading business growth for 20 years in general management and executive sales/marketing at Nortel Networks and Hewlett-Packard. He also served as an Associate Principal during his five years at McKinsey & Company.
Thomson graduated with an Electrical Engineering Degree for the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. He resides with his family in Overland Park, Kansas.
David G. Thomson