Thompson graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Corporate Finance, as well as a Law degree. He began his career as Senior Accountant in the New York Office of Peat, Marwick Mitchell & Co. the largest of the “big eight” accounting firms. Throughout his work history, Thompson has also served as the Finance Director for the City of Greenville and Administrator to the Executive Director at ReWa.