Jon Thompson - Professional

Jon Thompson

Founder / Chief Strategy Officer

Jon Thompson

Speaker Profile

Jon Thompson, author of The Dashboard Effect, is co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Blue Margin, Inc. and has been an entrepreneur and business executive for the past 25 years. He and his brother, Brick Thompson, have founded several companies, including Vercuity, a data analytics firm that grew to over 500 employees and was backed by One Equity Partners. 

Their current company, Blue Margin, founded in 2011, helps private equity and mid-market companies quickly convert data into automated dashboards, the most efficient way to create company-wide ownership of the growth plan. Their mission is to deliver breakthroughs early and often, and within clients’ timelines and budgets.  Jon believes that “most if not all problems in business come down to poor visibility", a message he delivers to a variety of corporate audiences, citing industry experts and the best practices his company has developed working with over 250 clients.  He offers concrete, practical steps for business leaders who want to quickly leverage data to improve outcomes. 


Jon's Topics Include:
  • How to develop the “Dashboard Effect” in any organization
  • The keys to data adoption and change-management
  • The 5 critical characteristics of dashboards that actually impact business outcomes
  • Making data a key differentiator to outpace your competition
  • Case studies on the effective use of BI


Jon's Past Audiences Include:

Jon’s content was well received, meaningful, the delivery thoughtful and impactful, and the presentation time was perfect."

- Ron Auletta, Operating Partner/Board Director/CEO, IGP Partners

"Jon's presentation was compelling and entertaining. A must for business leaders who want to capitalize on the explosive growth of business intelligence."

- Stan Mork, President, Information Technology Alliance

Your presentation really hit the mark.  The message was right on and well presented.  Thank you for taking the time to do it right.

- Jeffrey Nagel, Operating Partner, AEA Investors

"Jon has a talent for explaining the link between data visibility and improving profitability and growth. From his presentation, I came away with a strong appreciation for the power of data and dashboards, and ideas about putting data to work to help our clients run their businesses better."

- Carter Freeman, VP, VCFO

"Using real-world examples, Jon brought to life the amazing potential of BI for financial executives. He was a highlight of our conference."

- Jon Daich, Director, Utah Society of CPAs

"As a consultant, I only recommend experts to my clients. Jon's presentation on business intelligence was high value – a feather in Savvy Consulting's hat."

- Doug Striker, CEO, Savvy Training and Consulting 

"Most webinars are long and unexciting. Jon's webinar on business intelligence was to the point, energetic, and well received by our clients. Finley & Cook is proud to partner with Blue Margin." 

- Lynne Matallana, Biz Dev Supervisor, Finley and Cook


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