Richard Thompson

Chief Investment Officer Principal


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison


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Richard Thompson is a founder and serves as Chief Investment Officer for Resonant Capital Advisors. He has over 25 years of professional experience in the investment and financial planning industry. His responsibilities include investment research, portfolio construction and trading in addition to working directly with clients.

Prior to joining Resonant, Richard was the Chief Investment Officer for First Business Trust and Investments, where he oversaw the construction and implementation of investment portfolios for individual and institutional clients. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Financial Planner designations.

Richard is a lifelong Madison area resident and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a degree in Economics. He lives with his wife Kendra and daughters Madeline and Lillian in Waunakee. When not working Richard enjoys running, cycling, cooking and supporting his wife’s theatrical pursuits.

What's one word would your mother/father/sibling would use to describe you?


What staple is always in your refrigerator or pantry?


Dog person or cat person?


What is your favorite breakfast?

Steel-cut oatmeal with fresh blueberries, banana slices and a scoop of almond butter.

Where is your favorite place in the world?

There isn’t a place in the world which beats my couch for a nap on any given Sunday at 2 pm

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and what did you learn from it?

I sold books door-to-door. Doing so not only taught me persistence and self-confidence, it confirmed that I never wanted to be a door-to-door salesman.

What’s a trip that changed you and why?

Going on a mission trip with Sharing Resources Worldwide to Honduras put in perspective for me how fortunate we are to live in the United States. Not to mention how imperative it is for us to help those in underdeveloped countries.

What’s the one movie or tv show that if it's on you will always watch?


“And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM.”