Jason is currently the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Techstars. Jason was hired in April of 2018 to lead the development of a D&I program within the Techstars’ network of experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners.
A 25-year veteran in the area of diversity and inclusion programs in sports, health care and education. Thompson developed the initial diversity and inclusion program for the United States Olympic Committee. In that role, Jason created the D&I scored cards to measure diversity within the US Olympic movement. Under his leadership the USOC became the first large sports organization in the US to release their diversity data.
Most recently the D&I Scorecard developed by Jason received the top honor in the 2016 International Innovations in Diversity Awards program from the Profiles in Diversity Journal. Jason was also recognized as a 2017 and 2018 Diversity Leader by the Profiles in Diversity Journal. In 2015, the USOC D&I department received the Diversity Champion Award for Excellence from the Colorado SHRM.
Thompson earned a master's and bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Wyoming and has completed executive training programs at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management executive training program.
Expertise: Operations, Metrics, measurements, team building, and diversity.