Northern Light Appoints Jeff Thorne Chief Technology Officer
BOSTON, MA, Sept. 7, 2016 – Northern Light® (www.northernlight.com), provider of strategic research portals to Fortune 1000 enterprises worldwide, today announced it has appointed Jeff Thorne to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Thorne, a 30-year IT industry veteran, is responsible for all activities that are involved in creating and delivering Northern Light’s products to the company’s customers. As such, Thorne will lead software development, datacenter operations, and IT. Northern Light’s U.S. and offshore development staff will report to him.
Thorne assumes the CTO role from Anton Voskresensky, who has taken the new position of Chief Research Officer at Northern Light. In his new role, Voskresensky will focus on extending Northern Light’s cutting-edge technology in areas such as text analytics, machine learning, automated analysis of research documents, and new delivery paradigms like mobile-first design.
“We continue to expand Northern Light’s client base and the scale and sophistication of our market research portal application suite, and this growth has resulted in a need to broaden our management team,” C. David Seuss, Northern Light’s CEO, said. “Jeff Thorne is a strategic addition. His experience and success across numerous organizations and technology platforms, servicing a diverse and demanding enterprise client base, fits perfectly with our company and culture.”
Thorne brings three decades of software development experience to Northern Light. He led teams of developers on large software development projects utilizing staff across multiple continents at companies including American Express and First Data. Thorne ran all of IT and development operations for a SaaS-based enterprise software company in the training space. He was responsible for the deployment, training, and maintenance effort for a $100 million Oracle database system at Nucor, a $20 billion steel manufacturer and the largest U.S. producer of steel. Thorne earned an engineering degree and a MBA from Auburn University.
“Northern Light is a dynamic company with a long history of technology innovation,” Thorne said. “I’m excited to be in a position to help drive the evolution of Northern Light’s product to serve the next generation of business researchers.”
About Northern Light
Northern Light has been providing strategic research portals, business research content, and search technology to global enterprises since 1996. Northern Light’s current clients include Fortune 1000 leaders across multiple industries such as information technology, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and life sciences. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Northern Light has unique content aggregation partnerships with more than 150 of the world’s leading syndicated technology and industry research publishers, and is a charter member of the Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises at the Stevens Institute of Technology.