Malcolm-Thorne.jpg

Malcolm Thorne

Advisor & venture partner

Malcolm currently serves as a venture partner at 4490 Ventures and as an advisor to private equity, venture capital and technology companies. Prior to this Malcolm served as EVP/global chief strategy officer for CDK Global. Malcolm had executive board responsibility for global strategy, marketing, corporate development and product management. Malcolm also had P&L responsibility for the global data and analytics division of CDK covering reference data, data transport, data warehousing and analytics. He managed a global team of 750 people and had P&L responsibility for a business that generated about 25 percent of CDK's EBITDA. Prior to that Malcolm served as division vice president of ADP Dealers Services International. Based in London, U.K. he was responsible for strategy, product management, marketing and M&A for 100-plus countries outside North America. Prior to that Malcolm helped build and sell three software companies. Malcolm is an experienced software executive, strategist and entrepreneur while also successfully transitioning to manage large global teams and P&Ls. Malcolm has taught courses in strategy and advanced topics in marketing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.