"The Outsiders" - Will Thorndike on Exceptional Leaders & Investors

by Investment Management Club


Wed, 18 Apr 2018

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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Mr. William N. Thorndike, Jr., also known as Will, serves as Chief Executive Officer of Black Mountain Corporation. Mr. Thorndike is a Founding Partner of Housatonic Partners and has been its Managing Director since 1995. He is Senior Advisor to Brahman Capital. He is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of Housatonic Equity Investors V, L.P. Mr. Thorndike is a Limited Partner of J. Devien Capital, LLC, Johns Creek Partners, LLC, Delphis Capital, LCC and Cadence Capital Partners. He serves as Partner at Ariol Capital Ltd. and Rail Fence Capital, LLC. He is also employed at Bartley Capital, LLC. He serves as an Advisor of Elk Capital Partners, LLC. He is a Member of investment team at North Point Capital Partners, LLC. Previously, Mr. Thorndike was employed at Walker Publishing and T. Rowe Price Associates, where he did early investment research in the nascent field of business services. He served as an Analyst at T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. He has been Chairman of CONSOL Energy Inc., since May 11, 2016. He serves as Chairman of Oregon Community Foundation, The. He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Conduit Capital Limited since October 9, 2017. He has been an Independent Director at CONSOL Energy Inc. since October 2014. He has been a Director of General Motors Company since June 6, 2017 and Walker Publishing, Inc. since 1990. He serves as a Director of over 30 companies. He serves as a Director of ZircoDATA., Rapid Communications LLC, Ancora Capital and Management, OASIS Group Ltd., QMC International, LLC, The London Company, QMC Telecom International Holdings, LLC, Direct Mail USA, Inc., Lincoln Peak Holdings, First American Records Management, Inc., Rapid Communications, L.P., Event Rentals, Inc., Athletic Club Investors, LLC, Vascutech, Inc., Courtland Associates, White Flower Farm, Inc., Access Information Management, Continental Fire and Safety Services, LLC, Continental Fire & Safety Inc., Carillon Assisted Living, LLC, The Governance Institute, LLC, Liberty Towers, LLC and Wind River Environmental, LLC. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board of Cortland Associates, Inc. He is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the College of the Atlantic. Mr. Thorndike is also a Trustee of Stanford Business School Trust, WGBH, Alta Colleges, Inc., College Of The Atlantic, Endowment, The Boston Athenaeum and a Founding Partner at FARM. He is a Director of several other company Boards in the United States and Europe. He served as a Director of LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. from 1998 to 2005 and from 2008 to November 2013. He served as Director of Vizium, Central Valley Cable, L.L.C. and Classic Party Rentals, Inc. Mr. Thorndike served as a Member of Advisory Board of Copley Equity Partners. He served as Trustee of Groton School. He is the author of "The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success". Mr. Thorndike holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a Graduate of Harvard College.

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