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Oakleigh Thorne

Oakleigh Thorne ’86
Chief Executive Officer, Thorndale Farm LLC, New York

Oakleigh Thorne is the founder and CEO of Thorndale Farm LLC, which oversees the Thorne family investment portfolio, including investments in Gogo, ShopperTrak RCT, Datamark, and MachineryLink, as well as a diversified portfolio of indirect investments.

Mr. Thorne served as chairman and CEO of, a leading provider of outsource services to the postsecondary education industry, from May 2000 until 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 (CCH), a leading provider of tax and business law information, software, and services. Thorne led the sale of CCH for $1.9 billion to Dutch publishing company Wolters Kluwer in January 1996.

Mr. Thorne received an MS in journalism from Boston University in 1980 and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1986. Before attending business school he served a newspaper reporter at the Boston Globe and the Baltimore News-American.


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