Executive Leadership Team
Joseph M. Thompson
Joe Thompson is head of Truist Wealth at Truist Financial Corporation, the nation’s premier financial services company serving approximately 12 million households. He assumed this position on December 6, 2019 upon the closing of the merger of equals between BB&T Corporation and SunTrust Banks, Inc. He is a member of the company’s executive management team.
Thompson has oversight responsibility for teams that deliver holistic wealth management solutions to affluent, high and ultra-high net worth individuals, families and business owners in the U.S. and abroad, as well as distinct solutions for individuals and businesses in the medical, legal, sports and entertainment industries. Truist Wealth also provides public, private and non-profit organizations with corporate trust, escrow and institutional investment management services, in addition to asset management solutions delivered by Sterling Capital Management.
Thompson joined Truist predecessor SunTrust Bank subsidiary SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH) in 1991 and held numerous positions in the Financial Services Group, prior to being named head of Investment Banking and later head of Corporate Banking. In August 2014, Thompson was named the head of Private Wealth Management at SunTrust Banks, Inc.
His previous experience prior to STRH includes the mergers and acquisitions department at Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc.
Thompson is a member of the board of trustees of the National YoungArts Foundation.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.