Mr. Mitch Thrower is a Co-Founder and Chairman of Events.com, where he serves as Chief Executive Officer. He is the Chairman of La Jolla Holding Co. He serves as Academic Mentor at Triton Funds. He is also the Founder of IRONMITCH. He is also an Advisor of Aingel. He is also the Chairman of The La Jolla Foundation, a 501c3 foundation. He co-founded active.com (The Active Network, Inc.). He also launched ActiveEurope.com (Active Europe Network) as Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Active went public before selling to Vista for 1.05 billion. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Triathlete Magazine, the world's largest triathlon magazine where he was also its Chairman. He has also served as the Chief Interactive Officer, Strategist and Senior Correspondent for the Competitor Group (CGI), the active lifestyle industry's leading media and event entertainment company. He spoke at his University graduation at St. Lawrence University, and has lectured at many colleges such as Stanford University, Anderson School at UCLA, UCSD and the University of San Diego where he served as the "Entrepreneur in Residence" teaching Entrepreneurship. He is an active member of TED.com and the Executive Producer of TEDxLaJolla, an independently organized TED event. He is the Author of "The Attention Deficit Workplace: Winning Strategies for Success in Today's Fast-Paced Business Environment," published by Lyons Press and he was author of the popular monthly column, "Starting Lines" in Triathlete Magazine for more than a decade. He was also co-author of the travel guide "The Passport" which, for several years was distributed to 50,000 college students before traveling abroad each year. In 1990, he co-founded his first company and served as CEO of The College/Rail Connection, Inc., serving American Express, AT&T, and Eurail until he sold the venture in 1997. Mr. Thrower holds a bachelor's degree from Saint Lawrence University and an MBA from the University of San Diego.