The Marlin & Associates team is comprised of a group of seasoned professionals who have an unrelenting commitment to maximize value for our clients. Collectively, the team has advised on more than 200 information and technology transactions in more than 25 countries around the world. Much of the team has been together since shortly after the firm was founded more than a dozen years ago. Several M&A partners have held global C-level and senior operating roles in relevant industry sectors. This deep operating experience combined with extensive transaction expertise enables Marlin & Associates to provide an unparalleled level of strategic and financial advice to our clients as well as execution capability in nearly every conceivable situation.
Our team has an extensive 13+ year track record of success during which we have built strong relationships that allow us to unlock shareholder value for our clients.
Chris Thompson has over 15 years’ experience in financial technology and information technology, working in various roles in software development, data communications, web site strategy & development. Earlier in his career, Chris spent seven years as the Director of Technical Sales at SunGard Data Systems, where he sold solutions into the Capital Markets and Insurance sectors incorporating functionality such as trading, integrated market data, analytics, financial planning, compliance, and contact management. He then moved to equity research at Scotia Capital and Wellington West Capital Markets.
Chris received an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA in Investment Management from Concordia University. He also is a CFA charterholder. Chris is a member of the Toronto CFA Society and the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
In his spare time, Chris spends time with his wife and 2 young daughters, plays hockey and golf.