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Archie Thornton, The Thornton Works, Inc.

Archie ThorntonFor more than two decades, Archie J. Thornton has been the president amd CEO of The Thornton Works, Inc., a boutique investment and advisory firm that is dedicated to providing companies in the technology, travel, and entertainment industries with access to seed capital, expansion financing, strategic alliances, and transitional management support.

In this role, he is currently a director of California-based Tsunami AR/VR, the leading provider of immersive software applications for Fortune 500 companies with major global practices in the aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, healthcare and heavy machinery industries.

Prior to the founding of The Thornton Works, he spent nearly three decades in the advertising industry, where he served as managing director of Ogilvy and Mather Worldwide.  During his career with this iconic global agency, he served as the managing partner for the Travel Group of accounts (which included American Express, the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, and Hawaiian & Korean Airlines).

Previously, he headed up the General Foods World Trade and Asia/Pacific accounts for the agency managing the advertising and promotion for more than 17 brands in 14 countries.

Before joining Ogilvy & Mather, he was the worldwide director of advertising for the VF corporation’s Lee & Lee Rider Jeans brands.

Over the course of his career, Thornton has been a frequent speaker at advertising industry functions, technology conferences, and travel marketing organizations.  His first book, "Tales of a Madman, Advertising Secrets to Success in the Digital World," will be in bookstores early this summer. 



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