Top 10 Under 40: Rich Thompson, Commercial Risk and Employee Benefits Advisor, Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners

December 16, 2015 | South Tampa Magazine | Categories: Editorial, People, Top 10 Under 40 | Tags: Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners, charity, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Lehigh Valley Miracle League, Peter J. Mulry Foundation, Rich Thompson, St. Lawrence Parrish, Tampa Bay Rays Foundation, top 10 under 40

Rich Thompson
Age: 36
Birthplace: Reading, PA


Bio
After a stellar collegiate baseball career at James Madison University, Rich was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2000 and enjoyed a 14-year career with a handful of teams including the Tampa Bay Rays. He holds an undergraduate degree in finance, a master’s degree in accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Rich also competed on the NBC reality series American Ninja Warrior in 2014. He is now a Commercial Risk and Employee Benefits Advisor for Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners.

Philanthropic Efforts
Rich volunteers for Tampa Bay Rays Foundation activities and supports the Peter J. Mulry Foundation, St. Lawrence Parrish, the Slam Diabetes wiffleball tournament for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Lehigh Valley Miracle League.

What do you like to do for fun when not in the office?
Spend time with my family, golf and play basketball

What is your motto in life?  
Be grateful for where I am, while always striving for more

Who has been your mentor or role model?
I can’t say one specific person. I am fortunate to have had a lot of people in my life who helped me become a better husband, father and professional.

What is your dream vacation?
Santorini

If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
Jackie Robinson

If you could nominate someone else to be in the Top 10 Under 40, who would it be?
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer. He has used his platform as an All-Star pitcher to make a difference in a lot of people’s lives.

Where is your favorite place to visit in the Tampa Bay area?
The Riverwalk