Randy Thompson is Senior Managing Director - US Head of Corporate Project Management, as well as one of three leaders of Cushman & Wakefield’s (C&W) Data Center Advisory Group. As part of C&W’s Corporate Occupier & Investor Services group, he is responsible for managing relationships with some of C&W’s largest corporate clients, as well as supporting the work of Regional Project Managers throughout North America. As a leader in the Data Center Advisory Group, Mr. Thompson provides technical guidance and cutting-edge thinking for our brokers focused on technology spaces. He has over 30 years of experience leading and managing high-achieving, cross functional teams, in handling complex programs, running projects, and overseeing construction assignments.
Mr. Thompson began his career in 1982 with Siemens in Los Angeles, where he held a variety of first- and second-line management positions, each of which called for extensive client contact and coordination. After moving to Texas in 1995, Mr. Thompson joined a start-up technology design consulting firm that focused on the design and implementation of complex technology projects including call centers, network operations centers, and data centers. Since joining C&W in 2000, Mr. Thompson has worked with C&W’s clients in such varied fields as healthcare, legal, manufacturing, high-tech, hospitality, professional services, engineering, energy, and financial services. He has managed and overseen office, industrial, and special use projects of up 1.5 M square feet. In addition Mr. Thompson an active member of C&W’s Sustainability Committee.
Frequently published and quoted, Mr. Thompson has authored industry-related articles for the Dallas Business Journal, D-Magazine, DFW TechBiz, D-Real Points, Relocation Management Magazine, Facilities Management Magazine, and Texas Lawyer. In addition, in 2012, Mr. Thompson was awarded C&W’s Global Innovator Award for the development of the On-Line Pricing Tool (OPT-In).
Awards & Associations
University of Southern California-Masters in Business Administration; California State University-Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Marketing
C&W Dallas office: 2012 Global Innovator of the year Grand Prize Winner; 2005 C&W Shield of Honor; 2002 C&W Employee of the Year
Unilever, Siemens, Tektronix, Citigorup, Ericsson, Microsoft, Kraft