Derek Thompson is a co-founder of Advisors Excel— an industry-leading marketing organization assisting independent insurance agents and financial advisors around the country.
Derek is a native of Silver Lake, Kansas, and graduated from Washburn University in 1999 with a degree in business.
Derek entered the financial services arena in the fall of 1999 by way of a national, corporately owned marketing organization as his first opportunity out of college. Quickly recognized for his leadership, he served as director of long-term care insurance sales, growing the division from the ground floor to annual sales of over $5 million by 2004. Seeking independence and greater opportunity, Derek partnered with close friends Cody Foster and David Callanan, forming Advisors Excel in 2005.
Derek and his wife, Christin, were married in 2005 and have three incredible children, Carlie, Chase and Caden. Life at the Thompsons', paired with helping run a company keeps Derek on the move, but when he gets a chance to unwind you can find him hunting, fishing and donning the purple to support his Kansas State University Wildcats.