Donald Thompson - Biography


Donald Thompson is a leader known for solving business problems where no formula exists. He develops competitive and sustainable solutions for global companies, entrepreneurs and emerging leaders.

As the CEO of the technology company, I-Cubed, where he was given the reigns at age 36, Donald dramatically grew the organization in our recent downturn economy. With no outside capital, the company flourished, going from 16 to 130 employees recording annual revenue growth of 30%, from 2008-2013.

In 2014, I-Cubed was acquired by the global technology enterprise, KPIT. Currently, Donald is the CEO for Creative Allies, an integrated marketing firm that focuses on helping celebrity and consumer brands execute marketing campaigns, engage customers, and acquire millennials, and serves on the Board of Directors for iCiDIGITAL, a spin off business from I-Cubed, where Donald groomed his iCiDIGITAL successor from technologist to President.

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Donald was appointed to the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology and Innovation, is an emeritus member of the strategic advisory board for North Carolina State University‘s Computer Science Department, is Executive Chairman for O3 Creative, serves on several upstart company boards, and is also franchise owner for the Navi Mumbai Sabers of the Elite Football League of India and the High Country Grizzlies of the American Indoor Football League.

As a thought leader, business strategist and speaker, Donald was once named among the Top 25 Technical Professionals in Research Triangle Park, NC by Business Leader Magazine. Donald is currently authoring his first book, Underestimated: A CEO’s Unlikely Path to Success.

  • The the reason I am always on my kids.

  • Posing with a cool group of Security Guards in India.

  • Spending time with one of my favorite people, my Granny, in Bogalusa, LA.

  • ATVing with family in Hawaii.

  • You're either making money or you're not.

  • International work flow. In France with the I-Cubed team in 2012.

  • Waiting at WNCN for appearance on My Carolina Today with Valonda Calloway.

  • Me and Grant, my mentor, in Sausalito, CA.

  • Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) Event at the NC State Assembly.

  • Photo Shoot with Neil Boyd Photography in Raleigh.

  • Work hard. Play hard. Jetskiing in the Bahamas.