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This profile was last updated on 5/19/13  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.


Local Address:  South Africa
JamWarehouse Software

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MBA
    University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business
  • medical degree
    University of Cape Town
  • MBA
    Graduate School of Business , Cape Town
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Web References
We're excited about offering this added ..., 5 Mar 2008 [cached]
We're excited about offering this added value and look forward to building long-term relationships with our customers", said John Thorne, Chief Sales Officer, KnowledgeTree.
Software Development & Consulting » Software development team. Retail | NPD | Workflow, 28 Mar 2013 [cached]
John Thorne
Consultant, New Business & Special Projects
John is has recently returned to Jam Warehouse as a consultant, the company he founded in 2000 with two classmates from the Executive MBA programme at UCT. He left the company in early 2009 to become Chief Operating Officer of KnowledgeTree and assist with their North Amercan expansion.
John has been a technology entrepreneur since 1994. He has started and successfully exited a number of companies and assisted with raising venture capital on three separate occasions. He brings passion for developing high performance teams coupled with a hands on experience in new business development, technology marketing and product development. He is a strategic thinker and brings a determination to deliver value to customers. His recent stint at KnowledgeTree brings experience in developing cloud services to Jam Warehouse.
John's background includes being a medical doctor and working in rural medicine in Southern Africa. He still stays in touch with the healthcare industry and often thinks about combining his technology knowledge, passion about organisational and healthcare background to improve health services in South Africa. When not working, John can be found tending his fynbos garden, surfing around Cape Town, playing tenor sax in a jazz quintet or competing with his teenage children on various Xbox games.
Jam Warehouse - People, 16 Feb 2009 [cached]
John Thorne [Managing Director] John brings with him considerable experience managing technology companies, having founded one of South Africa's first commercial internet service providers. Previously a medical doctor and jazz saxophonist, John is a creative manager with a deep understanding of organisational dynamics. Under his leadership Jam Warehouse has attracted a number of top talents in the IT field and the company has grown from strength to strength. John focuses on developing people and teams and has established long term partnerships with organisations in both South Africa and Europe.
Document Management | Who's on the KnowledgeTree Team? | Online Document Management Software, 29 Mar 2012 [cached]
John Thorne
John Thorne, COO
John brings over 15 years of experience in the IT sector to his role as COO of KnowledgeTree. In this time, he has started, raised funding for, and grown four technology companies. Most recently, John founded Jam Warehouse, a South African systems integrator. Under his leadership as CEO, the company expanded from 4 to 60 employees and revenues grew an average of 80% year over year. Prior to Jam Warehouse, John also founded one of South Africa's first commercial internet service providers, Dockside Internet. He grew that firm from 5 people to 80 people over three years before selling the company. In addition to an MBA from the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business, John has a medical degree from the University of Cape Town and formerly practiced rural hospital medicine.
KnowledgeTree Provides Business-Class Document Management to SugarCRM Customers | English (Americas), 11 Jan 2012 [cached]
"Today's businesses depend on contracts, proposals, and other documents to get work done," said John Thorne, Chief Operating Officer for KnowledgeTree.
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