Kathryn I. Thompson is a founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Thompson Research Group (TRG). In addition to managing and setting the strategic direction of the firm, she also serves as Director of Research. Thompson brings over 15 years’ experience analyzing, modeling and advising mutual funds, hedge funds, and pension funds on investment and portfolio management. she also works closely with key public and private companies, acting as a trusted advisor for strategic planning and growth initiatives. Thompson was recognized by The Financial Times/Starmine as a top Stock Picker in Construction Materials in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2017 (an annual ranking of top performing analysts). Prior to founding TRG, she was an equity analyst at Avondale Partners and BB&T Capital Markets. A graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee and Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management, Thompson is a regular guest speaker at industry trade conferences and corporate meetings. She has been a guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business News and is quoted regularly by The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Forbes, Fortune, and Bloomberg.