Karisimbi Partners’ New Director: Hunter Thompson

Hunter Thompson is the newest Karisimbi Partners’ employee, filling the position of Director of Consulting. After actively recruiting for this position for more than a year, Hunter’s appointment feels like one of the greatest accomplishments of 2013. Hunter joins the leadership of Karisimbi Partners at a critical time in the growth of the company, and he contributes essential expertise from the fields of consulting and banking that have already begun to offer great value to every business process and client challenge in which we engage.

Hunter brings 10 years of business management experience to Karisimbi Partners, experience that has centered on developing and delivering strategic plans and driving operational efficiencies. Hunter began in this new role March, 2013, leaving Capital One Bank (the 6th largest American banking institution) after more than three years of service. While at Capital One, Hunter led a team charged with improving the customer service experience, and he also served on the Operations Strategy Team, conducting due diligence for possible acquisition targets and supporting strategic transformation of Capital One post company acquisition(s). As Lead of the Bank Portfolio Office Process team, Hunter defined process requirements, guided change initiatives, prioritized technology and other investments, and managed the process and impact associated with implementation schedules. Previously, Hunter worked as a Senior Consultant for Dominion Digital, a boutique management consulting firm working with clients in the Banking, Insurance, Credit Card, Pharmaceutical and Non-Profit sectors. In this capacity, he managed teams, mitigated risks and led process improvement initiatives related to over 60 business functions for multiple clients. Prior to this, Hunter has also worked to maintain accurate monitoring, reporting and communication as a Litigation Paralegal. He additionally held responsibility as a Financial Aid Counselor in higher education and as a School Support intern for the U.S. Department of Education. In and through these various responsibilities, Hunter has earned a reputation for rapidly learning and assimilating data, identifying core issues to be addressed, making sense of chaos, and maximizing business value.

Hunter graduated from Wake Forest University with distinction, earning B.A. degrees in two majors: Economics and Political Science. He has earned additional certifications as a Six Sigma Green Belt, a Certified Agile Project Team Lead, Lean Process Improvement, and as a Certified Change Management Professional. Furthermore, Hunter has sought out opportunities to serve in his church, his community and is drawn to global issues such as those he experienced in Calcutta, India while working with Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Charity.

Onward and upward,