Managing Partner of Linn Grove Ventures
Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer of FarmQA, a cloud-based system for complete agricultural management.
Chief Financial Officer of Virgin Plants, a biotechnology company pioneering revolutionary tools for plant breeding.
Thor began his career as a software engineer with Hewlett Packard. He has more than twenty-five years of senior management experience, having served as a Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Executive Officer with technology firms including Echelon Corporation, BeAtHome.com, Amity Technology, Concord, Inc., and Great Plains Software (acquired by Microsoft in 2001). He has experience leading organizations to profitability, utilizing a full suite of executive skills including finance, information technology and systems, operations, and strategic planning.
Thor brings a global perspective to LGV. His experiences span a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, computer hardware and software, agriculture, internet-based solution providers, and business consulting. His work with Amity Technology and Concord involved extensive work in the emerging economies in Russia and Ukraine, and his international experience includes projects in Germany, Japan, and the Netherlands.
He holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BS in Computer Science and Business Administration from North Dakota State University. He is a Certified Accountant, a published author and a patent holder. He also serves on the board of Amity Technology and AGCO/Amity JV.
Thor lives in Colorado Springs, CO with his wife Dana and their two children.