Mike Thorne

Mike Thorne

Founder/Managing Partner

Website: mikethorne.net



MIKE BIO: Mike is a seasoned executive with more than 20+ years of experience working with people & organizations to play a bigger game of life. He is a systems entrepreneur – an integrated approach to effecting positive change by getting everyone involved & focused on creating access and opportunity for those in underserved communities (people/geographies). His belief is that participation in The Arts (Music, Theater, Dance) provides students with life long skills that enhance their access and opportunities for success in life. Mike has worked with and for entrepreneurs, private equity owners, public/private organizations, and consumer package goods leaders such as P&G and Kraft. He has had the privilege & honor to be President of Yankee Candle, Russell Athletic and most recently consulted for Bauer Hockey & Easton Baseball/Softball. He is currently the Founder/Managing Partner of Ask Inside, LLC (askinside.net). We are champions of accessibility, we strive to improve economic & social well-being for high performing, underserved communities. He is a graduate of the Executive Development Certificate program @ Wharton School of business and holds a BS in Economics from Assumption College. He is currently a board member of the National Council for Adoption, The Base (an academic institute, baseball and training academy) in Chicago, along with a business advisor for Stadia Ventures, an innovation hub for entrepreneurs. Mike has been married to his best friend Maggie since 1990 and have three adult daughters. Amanda and Sarah both danced for many years (Sarah is now choreographing in Boston) while Katie played sports in High School. A native New Englander, Mike is an enthusiastic Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins fan, as well as an active participant in Spartan Races and Sprint/Olympic Triathlons.