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Christopher Thorne

Christopher Thorne is chairman of Broadline Capital, a global private equity firm primarily focused on growth capital and impact investments in North America and Asia. Broadline Capital has received numerous industry recognitions including Private Equity International’s Asia Deal of the Year award for a 2007 China transaction, the 2012 Fierce 15 Award in medical technology, and the 2016 Technology Deal of the Year at the 8th Annual International M&A Awards. Previously, Chris worked at McKinsey & Company, where he managed strategic and operational engagements for Fortune 500 companies. After serving leadership roles at McKinsey, he left the firm to execute on his entrepreneurial vision by launching a SaaS company whose on-demand intelligence solutions created efficiency gains for manufacturers, distributors and retailers by converting paper-based business processes into paperless electronic transactions throughout the CPG value chain. He then initiated a rollup of SaaS niche-leaders. The resulting company received VC backing by Accel-KKR and successfully sold to Roper Industries.  Chris is a triple graduate of Harvard (JD, MBA, AB), where he served as president of the university-wide student government and founded the Harvard Negotiation Law Review.