David Thompson is a Principal, Chief Financial Officer of CIM Group and the Chief Financial Officer of CIM Commercial Trust Corporation. As a Principal, Mr. Thompson serves on the Firm's Investment Committee. Prior to joining CIM Group in 2009, Mr. Thompson spent 15 years with Hilton Hotels Corporation, most recently as Senior Vice President and Controller, where he was responsible for worldwide financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, risk management, internal control and technical accounting compliance. His tenure at Hilton included both SEC compliance as a public company and reporting as a private equity portfolio company. Mr. Thompson’s experience includes multi-billion dollar real estate acquisitions and dispositions in the hospitality, gaming and timeshare sectors, as well as significant capital markets experience. He began his career as a C.P.A. in the Los Angeles office of Arthur Andersen & Co, where he was a manager in the audit practice. Mr. Thompson received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California.