Christopher E. White is a founding Partner and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Thompson Research Group. White oversees day to day operations, as well as running the firm’s Consulting & Advisory practice and State and Federal Policy research efforts. He has over 20 years of industry experience as an investor, general manager, and business builder. His career began at Smith Barney's Strategic Planning Group, where he supported the executive management team in setting firm-wide and department goals monitoring monthly company performance and integrating acquired companies. White subsequently completed the Capital Markets Program and became an equity trader on the firm's institutional desk. After leaving Salomon Smith Barney, he founded the listed trading and capital commitment effort at both SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Avondale Partners where he also served as Managing Director, Head of Trading and was a member of both the Investment Policy and Capital Commitment Committees. White holds a BS degree in Finance from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.