Robert Thompson, WTD Editor-in-Chief, Author & Data Geek

Robert L. Thompson

World Trade Daily Editor-in-Chief
January 2011 – Present (9 months)

World Trade Daily is a virtual forum that focuses on World Trade data, information technologies and business applications, launched May 1, 2011

World Trade Center – Nashville Owner /Licensee
October 2007 – December 2010 (3 years 3 months)

World Trade Center Nashville was a development project done in association with the WTCA, CenTradeX and JV partners.

CenTradeX, inc. Founder /CEO
January 2000 – December 2010 (11 years)

CenTradeX specialized in putting the pieces of the global trade picture together better than any company on the planet. We were the premier global trade intelligence solutions provider.

Big Picture Media Producer /Executive Producer
January 1993 – December 1999 (7 years)

Big Picture Media specialized in developing powerful messages utilizing the latest in technology and media; Produced 3 feature films, a handful of documentaries, photo exhibits, art, sculpture, 4 TV series pilots, a novel and dozens of internet based concepts.

Independent International Trader and Investor
January 1993 – December 1999 (7 years)

Oversaw a small offshore emerging market investment company that focused on various “China Plays” during the birth of Socialistic Capitalism on the greater China region. Facilitated a smattering of import-export trade of machinery, technology and information products between China to the U.S. Unsuccessfully attempted to “import” Chinese language into my brain, despite 5 years of diligent study.

Valencia Studios Developer/ Founder /CEO
January 1983 – December 1992 (10 years)

Valencia Studios was/is a motion-picture studio complex located in three locations comprised of 17 sound stages and facilities totaling over 1,000,000 sq. ft. Also included video facility, lighting, equipment and staging rentals.

Previously employed by GMT Studios as VP/GM for 3 years.

Regent University MA Marketing Communication
1979 – 1981

I was in the second graduating class in the University. Set up the film department (as T.A. and adjunct professor of film). Also taught animation, documentary and narrative film production

Univ. of Missouri-Columbia BFA Filmmaking & Visual Communication
1976 – 1979