EVP Sales & Business Development, GK Elite
Mike Thorne serves as EVP of Sales & Business Development for GK Elite, an American manufacturer of performance sportswear and overall apparel for niche sports.
Mike previously served as Senior Vice President - Global Sales (Planning & Operations), Customer Service/Analytics and SVP – Sales & Customer Service at Rawlings Sporting Goods, a subsidiary of Jarden Corp. He also served for seven years as SVP and later President of Wholesale at Yankee Candle. Mike graduated from Assumption College with a BA in Economics in 1986. Mike was adopted as a child. He lives near St. Louis with his wife and three children.