Barry Thompson

Thompson Consulting Group LLC

Managing Partner

Barry Thompson is a nationally-recognized speaker, consultant, and former banker, with over 40 years of service to the financial institution industry. Barry’s financial services career spanned 22 years before he “retired” to establish Thompson Consulting Group, LLC, to assist financial institutions in competing more effectively by providing services specifically targeted to risk management and security.

During his career, he served in various management positions throughout the financial services industry.  In addition to security, Barry has experience in operations, accounting, investments, mortgage processing, and special assignments.  Barry has investigated embezzlement cases, identity fraud cases, check kites, and almost all possible criminal incidents against financial institutions.

As a security officer, Barry handled over 900 security cases and has been involved with investigations and prosecutions on the federal, state, and local levels and has testified before grand juries, county courts, bankruptcy courts, family courts, and the New York State Supreme Court.

As a professional speaker, few can match his expertise when it comes to discussing the financial services industry. His programs are based on actual experiences that allow him to relate to any group of financial professionals, from the teller to the board of directors.  He appears frequently before financial institutions and at industry conferences. 

Barry is a contributor to various financial and forums.  He has been interviewed by Newsweek, Computer World, and other national and regional publications. He has made presentations throughout the United States and in Europe, Asia, and at the United Nations.