Interim Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer
David Thompson currently serves as the SEI’s Interim 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, information security, and general business operations. He started his career in the financial sector, first in retail banking and then in computing operations. Prior to joining the SEI in 2004, he held a number of management positions at ALLTEL Information Services (now FIS), a managed services provider. In his last senior position there, Thompson oversaw systems engineering and administration, data security and information assurance, database design, and capacity and performance planning.
Thompson earned a BA from Cedarville University and an MA from the University of Dayton. He is a member of Leadership Pittsburgh XXXI and has served on the boards of several Pittsburgh-based non-profit organizations. He is a 2016 recipient of the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s CIO of the Year award.