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Bob Thompson

Founder and CEO


Bob Thompson is the founder and CEO of Underline, a venture-backed company focused on deploying intelligent infrastructure for U.S. communities. Prior to Underline, he served as senior vice president and head of corporate finance solutions for Guardian Life, where his mandate ranged from treasury and liquidity risk management to capital markets strategy and balance sheet optimization, corporate development, M&A and strategic investments. During his tenure with Guardian, Thompson led a number of strategic initiatives, including serving as chairman and president of Guardian Investor Services and Guardian Strategic Ventures. He has led multiple additional efforts including acting as head of capital markets for a boutique insurance bank and group head of the special transactions group at CIBC World Markets, working with the UBS Global Structured Products Group, and executing various first-of-their-kind derivative/concentrated risk transactions. In 2009, he and his wife founded One Life Missions, operating in the U.S. and internationally including various missions and relief capacities in the U.S., Haiti, and Guatemala. Thompson attended Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, earning a B.S. in foreign service.

May 2-5, 2022

Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas

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