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Leadership Team

Meet Our Leaders

A business is only as strong as its leaders. Our leadership team has always been laser-focused on building the most talented and versatile teams that can serve our customers and bring our Mission to life. Leaders see past the challenges to deliver robust solutions that creatively and strategically get ahead of our clients’ ever-changing needs.

Founder, CEO & President

David Thompson has been in the Staffing industry for over 30 years. From his home office in 1995, the door opened to launch his new company, Thompson Technologies.

David is the Founder, CEO & President of Thompson. He was determined to differentiate the company from the rest of the pack in a crowded market. As a devout man of faith, he dedicated his company to God. The original business plan was a scripture from the Old Testament, Proverbs 3:5-6, which says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths”. With a focus on quality, service, and speed, Thompson quickly began to grow.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, David joined the Air Force in 1978 and served honorably for six years as a Computer Programmer. After being discharged, he worked in the Staffing industry over the next 15 years in various positions.

David is married to Lori, his childhood sweetheart from 7th grade. The couple has been married for over forty years and resides in Canton, Georgia. They have three grown children and seven grandchildren. In their free time, David and Lori enjoy spending time with the family and traveling.

Brad Van Etten
Vice President, Finance

Brad Van Etten serves as the Vice President of Finance for Thompson Technologies, where he is responsible for Finance, Accounting, and IT.

Brad has over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting, in companies varying in size from Fortune 500 corporations to small businesses and startups. Previously, Brad was CFO for IMMCO, Inc., a design and engineering firm based in the Atlanta area with operations based in the US and India, with a worldwide customer base. Brad also has recently worked with an Atlanta area firm in turnaround and bankruptcy consulting, counting as one of his major accomplishments the turnaround and sale of a small manufacturer supplying the poultry industry.

Brad has an MBA in Finance and a BS in Accounting from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and is a member of the AICPA, having earned his CPA while working for a major accounting firm in Chicago. Brad, and his wife, Joanne, live in Roswell, Georgia. They have two daughters.

Ruben Santana
VP of Sales & Delivery

Ruben Santana serves as the Vice President of Sales & Delivery for Thompson. Ruben has been in the IT staffing industry for over 25 years.

He has experience in leading offshore/nearshore delivery teams in India, Manila, and Mexico. He has developed and sold RPO recruiting services and held a series of leadership positions in sales and recruiting and branch management for companies ranging from large enterprises to entrepreneurial start-ups. He previously owned and operated an IT staffing company, and he has spoken and conducted seminars at conferences for Staffing Industry Analysts and TechServe Alliance.

Ruben was born and raised in New York. He has lived in Atlanta, South Florida and for 2 years in Monterrey, Mexico. Ruben is the proud father of two amazing daughters.