Mark Thompson

Principal, Management Team, Investments

Mark Thompson

Principal, Management Team, Investments

Most investment advisory business models are built on making money by making you change your mind. There is a powerful emotional insecurity that makes it almost impossible for most people to stay in markets. That’s why you have to invest in values—because those are what will stay consistent over the long-term.”

Mark Thompson co-founded Riverbridge Partners in 1987 to pursue his passionate belief in long-term investing. As Chief Manager, Mark is responsible for the strategic decision making and overall management of the firm. He is also Chairman of the Riverbridge Board of Governors. Mark serves as the Chief Investment Officer, where he is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Investment Team and overall portfolio compliance to Riverbridge Partners investment disciplines. Prior to founding Riverbridge Partners, Mark spent several years at IDS Financial Corp. where he performed investment research and was an associate portfolio manager of the IDS New Dimensions Fund. Mark earned his Bachelor of Science in Business degree in Finance from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Minnesota. Mark is also a member of the Board of Directors of Wiland Direct, Inc., TreeHouse, and Opportunity International, Inc., as well as a Trustee of the LoCorr mutual funds. He is also active in the Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary Club and his local church, Christ Presbyterian Church.