Meet 4th Source Project Manager Manuel Thompson

12.9.16 By Cindy Baum

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What is your role at 4th Source?

As a Project Manager for 4th Source, I have served in a number of capacities internally and externally.

My experience with 4th Source has been unique in that I have had the opportunity to work in several client roles including that of a Reporting Manager, Business Relationship Manager, and IT Project Manager. 

Typically in my role as a Project Manager, I am tasked with delivering projects on time, in scope, and within budget.  I work with development teams, quality assurance analysts, user acceptance testers, and business sponsors to deliver solutions for clients and their software applications.  The solutions I am responsible for driving ultimately provide customers with millions in annual benefits and cost savings.

 

What do you love most about working with 4th Source?

My favorite thing about working at 4th Source is having the opportunity to interact with so many different teams and 4th Source employees (remote and onsite).  Knowing that we truly are helping to positively impact customer businesses and the clients they serve is so rewarding.  It’s amazing to work with such a dedicated group of individuals (development, QA, and the leadership team)!

 

What is your most memorable moment at 4th Source?

My most memorable moment at 4th Source stems from a retreat that was held in Tunica, MS.  I engaged with other 4th Source Project Managers and the Executive Leadership team through discussion, dinner, and skeet shooting while weighing in on the vision and direction of the company. We were able to go and deliver projects in a manner that helps the company continue to reach its objectives.  It is great to be a part of a company that values the thoughts of its employees no matter the level as we all play a part in the success of our clients.

 

When you're not working at 4th Source, what can we find you doing?

I enjoy working out and staying healthy, whether it be a trip to the gym, a pickup game of basketball, a CrossFit WOD, or a jog through the neighborhood.  I also have an infatuation with anything related to automobiles or music.  I love going to car shows and listening to live bands.  Most of all, I enjoy spending time with my wife and son and am looking forward to the arrival of my second son in September.

 

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What were you doing before you joined 4th Source?

Prior to joining 4th Source, I was a Project Coordinator at the University of Memphis where I administered a program that promoted student retention and success for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics majors.


I was born and raised in Tupelo, Mississippi and lived in Memphis, Tennessee for the latter part of my adult years prior to my recent move to Dallas, Texas.

 

Where do you see your future?

I want to continue growing, not only as a Project Manager, but as a leader that will inspire greatness in others.  I will continue to hone my skills as I work my way up towards other executive roles.

 

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