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Donald Thompson

With two decades of experience growing and leading firms, Donald Thompson is a thought leader on goal achievement, influencing company culture and driving exponential growth.   Donald shares actionable insights and strategies across key functions of business strategy, entrepreneurship, leadership development, selling ideas to c-suite, and diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Donald is currently CEO of Walk West, a digital marketing firm recently recognized by Inc. as the fastest growing agency in North Carolina for 2018.  In addition, Donald serves on boards for several organizations in the fields of technology, marketing, sports and entertainment. As an entrepreneur, Donald has led companies which have attained successful exits with strong returns for shareholders and employees.

Donald is appointed to the NC Board of Science, Technology and Innovation, is an emeritus member of the strategic advisory board for NCSU‘s Computer Science Department and serves as a mentor for Google for Entrepreneurs Exchange.  He has written for multiple publications including and To learn more, visit