Jessica L. Thompson

Chief Compliance Officer, Corporate Counsel, Managing Director

Jessica Thompson is Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Counsel for Cary Street Partners. She brings over 30 years of experience as a corporate attorney and compliance professional. She has a broad range of experience in compliance, risk management, contracts and negotiating, and investment management. Specifically, her experience includes legislative/regulatory analysis and response both within the United States and internationally, SEC/FINRA/Federal Reserve Bank examinations, internal/external audits, securities laws, privacy laws, fiduciary standards, banking and trust laws.

Prior to joining Cary Street Partners, Ms. Thompson served as Risk and Compliance Director for Harris Williams, a FINRA registered broker/dealer and investment bank. Before that, she was Senior Compliance Officer at Davenport & Company, a dually registered investment adviser and broker/dealer. Earlier in her career, from 2010 through 2017, Ms. Thompson was Chief Compliance Officer for Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley (TSW), an SEC regulated registered investment adviser. Before 2010, Ms. Thompson held various compliance related roles and other positions, at Ridgeworth Capital Management, SunTrust Bank, and the Virginia Department of the Treasury.

Ms. Thompson is a graduate of the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, with concentrations in Finance and Marketing. In addition, she earned a Juris Doctorate at the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law.