Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, has announced that Oakleigh Thorne has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, , the company said.
Thorne´s appointment follows the mutual decision by Michael J. Small and the Gogo board of directors for Small to step down as President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a director of the company.
Thorne, a director of the company since 2003, has approximately 30 years of leadership experience with significant operational and financial expertise. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Thorndale Farm LLC, the family office of the Thorne family, which is the largest Gogo shareholder, owning approximately 30 percent of the company´s outstanding common stock. Thorne has served in numerous senior management positions, including as Chief Executive Officer of two public companies.