Mitch Thrower is the Founder and Chairman of Events.com, http://www.events.com the leading provider of cloud-based applications for event and participant management that includes Activity Registration, Ticketing, Affinity Management, Content Management, Business Analytics, and Customer Outreach.
The Events.com global event portal publishes millions of events from thousands of venues worldwide accessible through mobile and social channels.
Events.com provides highly adaptable, accessible and reliable applications to manage, market and monetize an event or activity.
Thrower also serves as Chairman of The La Jolla Foundation, a 501c3 foundation whose primary initiative is Project Active, providing money, mentoring, encouragement and education to areas of world tension. Specifically – sending sports equipment to children in war zones.
Thrower was the Co-Founder of http://www.active.com (The Active Network, Inc.). He also launched ActiveEurope.com (Active Europe Network) as Co-Founder and CEO. Active went Public before selling to Vista for 1.05 billion.
Thrower was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Triathlete Magazine, the world's largest triathlon magazine where he also served as Chairman. He has also served as the Chief Interactive Officer, Strategist & Senior Correspondent for the Competitor Group (CGI), the active lifestyle industry's leading media and event entertainment company.
Specialties: All C-level executive positions - Entrepreneurship, raising capital, start-up to growth phase of business launch. International entrepreneurship and expansion. Licensing, legal, managing rapid growth. Navigation of private ventures to profitable liquidity events. Author and monthly columnist.