Monday, April 10, 2017
Before beginning his professional career in financial management, Thompson Dean of Avista Capital Partners attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics and foreign affairs. Thompson Dean of Avista also attended Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he earned his master of business administration.
The Harvard Business School offers a number of resources to help students excel in their education, including the Baker Library/Bloomberg Center. The center is part of the Harvard library system, known to be the world’s largest private library, and it features numerous collections of business resources that are available to students, HBS faculty, and the Harvard community.
The center houses more than 150 separate databases such as the Media Intelligence Center with access to publications and newspapers from around the world. It also includes databases like the Business History Explorer, which contains information regarding the history of British businesses, and Datastream, which provides information on currencies, stock markets, and company financials.