paul thompson

ABOUT D. PAUL THOMPSON Founder and Chairman - Transportation Insight

Paul Thompson is the visionary behind several pivotal companies in the North American transportation/logistics industry. Hard-wired to believe that work, whether inside or outside the company, creates significance, his dedication to a legacy of accomplishment drives his service as a business strategist and key advisor to international and local philanthropic endeavors.

A 2015 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Southeast Region Award Recipient, Thompson has founded or co-founded

six highly successful companies, including his portfolio’s flagship brand Transportation Insight, a global Enterprise Logistics Provider based in Hickory, NC. The predominant organization in the TI Holdco family of businesses, Transportation Insight manages more than $3.9 billion in supply chain spend and serves more than 1,500 clients ranging from mid-cap to Fortune 50 companies. Earning more than $3 billion in combined revenue across all divisions, Transportation Insight is North Carolina’s second-largest privately held business in the Grant Thornton North Carolina 100.

“No entrepreneur wins an award because of what we do as individuals, but because of the team of people working with us to accomplish goals far beyond even what we as entrepreneurs thought possible. That is absolutely the case at Transportation Inisight. I didn’t win this award – our associates did.”

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