Roger Thorne is an Operating Partner at Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC. The Blue Wolf Capital Funds are a family of private equity funds which focus on transformational investments in middle market companies.
Mr. Thorne has over 30 years of professional experience in manufacturing and consulting, working across a wide range of industries including steel, chemical, pharmaceuticals, and professional services. He has supported a number of Blue Wolf portfolio companies since 2014 providing a variety of human capital services. Mr. Thorne has led solutions and initiatives including executive recruiting, strategic planning, change management, talent and succession planning, management/leadership development, executive coaching, performance management process, on-boarding, and organization design/restructuring.
Mr. Thorne was named a Blue Wolf Operating Partner in 2015 and also serves as Managing Partner of Hudson Gain Corporation, a human resources and leadership solutions firm. Prior to Hudson Gain, Mr. Thorne was Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Organization Development for the North American operations of NFO WorldGroup, a division of the Interpublic Group of Companies. Prior to NFO, Mr. Thorne advanced through several manufacturing organizations such as, Armco (now AK Steel), American Cyanamid (now Cytec) and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Mr. Thorne received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Psychology from Fairmont State University and a Masters in Industrial Relations from West Virginia University.