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Chief Executive Officer, Thorndale Farm Inc., Chairman and CEO, Gogo, New York and Illinois
Oakleigh Thorne is the chairman and CEO of Gogo, Inc. He founded, and serves as CEO of Thorndale Farm, Inc., which oversees the Thorne family investment portfolio, including investments in Gogo, Inc. and Helix Education Inc., as well as a diversified portfolio of indirect investments.
Mr. Thorne served as chairman and CEO of eCollege.com, a leading provider of outsource services to the postsecondary education industry, from May 2000 to July 2007, when the company was sold to Pearson PLC.
Prior to founding Thorndale Farm in 1996, he served as CEO of Commerce Clearing House, Inc., a leading provider of tax and business law information, software, and services. Mr. Thorne led the sale of CCH for $1.9 billion to Wolters Kluwer, a Dutch publishing company, in January 1996.
Prior to joining CCH in 1986, Mr. Thorne received his MBA from Columbia Business School and before business school was a newspaper reporter at the Boston Globe and the Baltimore News American. He received his BS in journalism from Boston University in 1980. Mr. Thorne’s extracurricular activities include fly fishing and rooting for the Boston University Terrier hockey team.