Peter Thompson is the Managing Partner (Retired) of Opportunity Capital Partners. OCP was formed with the belief that there were many potential minority entrepreneurs whose education, experience, vision and talents matched the profile of successful entrepreneurs, and that capital was the missing ingredient. Realizing that there was a scarcity of sources of capital for minority entrepreneurs, OCP was formed to help bridge that gap. As a pioneer of the industry, Peter Thompson joined OCP at its inception in 1971 and guided the firm through its formation, growth and the recent winding down of its funds. Peter Thompson is a seasoned private equity investor with more than 40 years of experience in providing financing to companies across a broad range of industries, including broadcasting, banking, oil and gas exploration, manufacturing and healthcare.
Peter Thompson has served as a member of the board of directors of numerous organizations, including the National Association of Investment Companies, many OCP portfolio companies, the Bay Area Small Business Development Corporation, and the Black Adoption Placement and Research Center. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University in 1963 and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business in 1965.