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Bill Thompson

Real Estate Professional in Old Lyme, Connecticut
United States

Bill Thompson

Business Leader with an outstanding record executing complex and high profile programs while propelling operational growth and profitability. Led successful sales and marketing teams from company start up to maturity and delivered continuous improvement in service, quality and productivity. Professional executive that can lead, communicate and inspire. Bill has over 30 years of business and executive management experience. He has served on several private and public organization boards and now chairs, "The Otto Graham Athletic Legacy Fund" for the US Coast Guard Academy. He is also Chairman of the successful and now annual "Otto Graham Golf Classic" that is held at private upscale golf courses here in Southeastern Connecticut to benefit, support and recognize U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadet athletic programs. He started his business career as a sales leader for IBM, achieved a number of distinct top performance awards and progressed through several management and leadership positions. He played a key sales, leadership and executive role at Stratus Computer, from start up operations to the company's public offering. Additionally, he led the start up and growth efforts at a software communications company, served as a senior executive at a national call center outsourcing company as well as a regional IT reseller company.

Prior to entering the technology industry, Thompson served 5 years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard with tours of dutyin Vietnam and the Antarctica. He was the youngest Coast Guard Officer selected for the initial Vietnam deployment and he served as an Executive Officer and then Commanding Officer for their 82' patrol boats. He served in Antarctica as an Operations Officer aboard, what was then the world's largest icebreaker.

A graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Thompson distinguished himself as a co-captain of the Academy's only undefeated and untied football team and co-captain of the baseball team. He was selected as a "Small College All-American" in football and received the inaugural "ECAC College Player of the Year Award" as well as All New England in Baseball and was honored as Southeastern Connecticut's Athlete of the Year. He was inducted into the Coast Guard Academy's Athletic Hall of Fame as well as the Northeastern Pennsylvania Athletic Hall of Fame. He is an avid golfer, licensed Connecticut Real Estate Broker with Graduate Realty Institute and Senior Real Estate Specialist designations as well as a licensed USCG Captain and Master for vessels up to 100 tons. As owner and operator of SeaScape Charters, he is pleased to excellence in custom cruising as well as offering "first rate" Sotheby's real estate service for client needs. He was recently honored for the Distinguished Volunteer Service Award for his more than 20 years of volunteer fund raising for The Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association.

Graduate REALTOR Institute,
Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES),
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
103 Halls Road
P.O. Box 489 Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371 United States   
+1 860.912.8346
+1 860.434.2400