Jason Thompson is the IT Manager. During the nearly two decades with DBS, his role has evolved tremendously and is marked by several achievements. He was instrumental in partnering with iPipeline to develop, customize and implement their drop ticket term portal, has developed numerous programs and efficiencies for the company to streamline their workflow, and has been working tirelessly to keep DBS on the cutting edge as technology continues to advance. He is currently an integral member of the team working on an AMS conversion. Often called on for his ability to work with others to effect change, he is currently working on several large-scale projects for the company. A strong team player, Jason regularly partners with other departments on projects that increase the use and adoption of various IT initiatives and is called on for his ability to lead and motivate others.
Jason began his career in the US Navy, where he was quickly identified as having a strong aptitude and interest in the electronics field. He became part of an accelerated advancement path and received specialized training in advanced electronics, radar principles and troubleshooting. Serving an extended enlistment, he was well-regarded by his superiors. Jason built on this solid base and moved toward computer science training and education that was further specialized as he began his civilian career.
Jason has served the insurance industry by participating on a number of committees, including the NAILBA Technology Committee, and has been a part of several pilot programs. He finds the collaboration invaluable and thoroughly enjoys keeping current on the pulse of the industry as well as on the latest technological advances. He thoroughly enjoys digging deep into the finer points of a project to get to how things work, how they can work better, and how they can be adapted for use by DBS and the insurance industry as a whole.
Jason is married with three boys. He enjoys spending as much time as he can with them, particularly when it involves being outdoors in any Minnesota season.