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Vincent Thompson, principal at Middleshift Consulting, works with Internet companies to design world-class online marketing solutions and build sales organizations. His clients include Napster, StarStyle.com and Break.com.

Thompson has spent fifteen years as a middle manager leading teams in challenging industries and hotbeds for learning: first in restaurants, then in television, and now in the Internet business.

He spent seven years as Regional Vice President of Sales for America Online.
There, he designed AOL’s sales training organization, managed teams in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dulles, VA; and served as Regional Vice President of AOL’s Southwestern Region, where his teams led AOL's West Coast Entertainment and Auto relationships.

He is a featured online expert in the Quantum Training Series, has spoken widely on online advertising, and contributed to the Iowa Press textbook Media Selling.

Thompson holds an undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications, and an MBA from Pepperdine University. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and two daughters.