Mr. Thiel is the President of the San Diego region of Northern Trust Wealth Management. Prior to joining Northern Trust Wealth Management, he was the regional managing Director of BNY Mellon, San Diego Region, and co-chair of BNY Mellon’s National Family Law Advisory. Mr. Thiel serves as Chairman and CEO of The Chairmen’s Roundtable, a two-decades old organization of former CEOs who provide pro bono consulting to San Diego businesses. He is also currently an Advisory Board member of Dallman Confections, a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at California State University San Marcos, and a guest lecturer at San Diego State University.
Mr. Thiel started his career as an award-winning journalist covering finance for publications such as The Washington Post, Business Week, The New York Times, and Newsweek. He also served as CEO for two regional media companies and an information services company in the hospitality industry.
Mr. Thiel earned a B.A. from the University of Connecticut and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia. He also completed executive programs at Northwestern University and Stanford Business School.