Donald Thompson is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland Avenue, LLC, a venture capital firm, Thompson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s Corporation from 2012 until March 2015.
Previously, Thompson served as President and Chief Operating Officer of McDonald’s Corporation from 2010 to 2012 and President of McDonald’s USA from 2006 to 2010. Prior to joining McDonald’s, Mr. Thompson served six years as an Electrical Engineer for the Northrop Corporation.
Thompson is a member of the Commercial and Economic Clubs of Chicago, Business Council, World Business Chicago and the Arthur M. Brazier Foundation. He serves as a Trustee on the boards of the Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Purdue University.
Thompson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Doctor of Science degree from Excelsior College.