Wray T. Thorn
Co-President, Youth INC; Two Sigma Investments, LLC
Wray Thorn is a Managing Director of Two Sigma Investments, LLC, a technology company founded in 2001 that applies a rigorous, scientific method-based approach to investment management.
Mr. Thorn is the Chief Investment Officer of Two Sigma Private Investments (“TSPI”), the private markets division of Two Sigma Investments. Since 2008, TSPI has focused on making investments in private equity, credit & special opportunities, real assets and venture capital primarily on behalf of proprietary capital of Two Sigma. The TSPI team is comprised of experienced professionals investing both directly and in partnership with other successful investment managers. TSPI seeks to capitalize on advantages afforded by its flexible capital approach and the strengths of the Two Sigma platform, while benefiting from Two Sigma’s highly disciplined, institutional investment management.
Mr. Thorn joined Two Sigma in May 2012 and has spent his career identifying, financing, structuring and investing in private investment and management buyout transactions, including being involved in over 17 stand-alone management buyouts, 37 add-on acquisitions, realizations, corporate financings, fundraisings and other principal transactions and 10 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., an alternative investment manager focused on investing in the global credit markets, where he served as a senior member of the firm’s investment management team working on a number of the firm’s private debt and equity investments. Mr. Thorn joined Marathon to develop and lead the firm’s private equity investment activities and built a team of investment, financial and operating professionals focused on special situation private equity investments. In addition, Wray was actively involved in a leading number of Marathon’s other new business opportunities, investor-related activities and capital formation initiatives, including Marathon’s middle-market direct lending business and the firm’s 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 a principal with Dubilier & Company, LLC. Wray began his career in the Acquisition Finance Group at Chemical Bank (today, J.P Morgan Chase) financing corporate and private equity-sponsored acquisitions. Mr. Thorn has significant experience working with management teams to build businesses and create shareholder value and has served as a member of the Board of Directors, various Board committees and Advisory Boards of over 14 public and private companies and investment funds.
In addition to being the Co-President of the Board of Directors of Youth INC, Mr. Thorn is the President of the St. Stephen of Hungary School Foundation, Inc. and a Trustee of the Colman Mockler Memorial Trust. Mr. Thorn graduated with an A.B in government (cum laude) from Harvard University in 1993.Back to Our Team