Mike Thompson


Mike Thompson is the CEO of SVI, a talent development and training company that owns and operates Learner Mobile – an award-winning next-generation learning software platform. Many of the world’s most admired companies use the mobile optimized platform to put real-time expertise and knowledge into the hands of learners so they can perform better. 

As one of the most forward-thinkers in leadership and business, Mike is a sought-after speaker who has delivered keynote speeches to hundreds of audiences across Asia, Europe, and North and South America. Mike is also the author of three top-selling business 
and leadership books, The Organizational Champion: How to Develop Passionate Change Agents at Every Level; The Anywhere Leader: How to Lead and Succeed in Any Business Environment; and, most recently, Forging Grit: A Story of Leadership Perseverance.

Mike holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Ethics from John Brown University, served as the president of the Dallas Chapter for the Association of Talent Development, and has received numerous recognitions, including Business of the Year finalist and 40 Under 40 in 
his home state of Arkansas.

Prior to founding SVI and Learner Mobile, Mike was the founder and president of ThompsonMurray, an advertising agency that pioneered the focus on in-store marketing. Mike served six years in the United States Air Force as a life-support technician providing instruction on land and water survival and tactical evasion.