Wray T. Thorn
Co-President, Youth INC; Sightway Capital, LP
Wray T. Thorn. Mr. Thorn is the Chief Investment Officer of Sightway Capital, a Managing Director of Two Sigma Investments, LP and a partner of Two Sigma Ventures. Mr. Thorn joined Two Sigma in 2012 as CIO of the private investment group of the firm and leads Two Sigma’s private investment and venture businesses. In 2017, Two Sigma rebranded the private investment business as Sightway Capital.
Mr. Thorn has spent his career identifying, financing, structuring and investing in private investment and venture capital transactions, including being involved in numerous management buyouts transactions, venture investments, add-on acquisitions, realizations, corporate financings, fundraisings and other principal transactions, and numerous leverage financings totaling in excess of approximately $25 billion in aggregate consideration.
Prior to joining Two Sigma, Mr. Thorn was a senior managing director with Marathon Asset Management, L.P. where he served as a senior member of the firm’s investment management team and developed the firm’s private equity investment activities. In addition, Mr. Thorn was actively involved in leading a number of Marathon's other new business opportunities, investor-related activities and capital formation initiatives, including the firm’s middle-market direct lending business and its participation in the U.S. Treasury’s Legacy Securities Public Private Investment Program. Prior to Marathon, Mr. Thorn evaluated and completed management buyout opportunities as a director with Fox Paine & Company, LLC and financed corporate and private equity-sponsored acquisitions in the Acquisition Finance Group at Chemical Bank (today, J.P Morgan Chase).
Mr. Thorn currently serves or has served as a member of the Board of Directors and Advisory Boards of 15 public and private companies and investment funds as well as Co-President of the Board of Directors of Youth, INC and President of the St. Stephen of Hungary School Foundation, Inc. Mr. Thorn earned a B.A. in Government, cum laude, from Harvard University.