Byron Thompson

President, Third Wave Business Systems

Byron Thompson serves as President of Third Wave Business Systems. He was previously a private equity investor focused on partnering with growth stage healthcare services and technology business. Prior to that, Byron worked in investment banking where he advised clients in the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors.

Byron earned a Bachelor’s degree from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia where he was a Holland and Echols scholar. He also completed his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he was a Teaching Assistant and case author for the course Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition. 

Byron enjoys exploring new restaurants with his wife, training their rescue dog Olaf, watching cooking shows, and finding time to golf.

Byron Thompson
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First Job

Mowing lawns around my neighborhood
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Proudest Moment

Becoming an Eagle Scout at age 15
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What Drives You

Creating opportunities for people to have good paying jobs with dignity and access to career development, with a commitment to fostering diverse teams
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Motto for Life

Appreciate nuance – few things in life are black and white