Notable for his work in finance, Thane Ritchie commands a history of achievement in alternative investments, mergers and acquisitions, real estate markets, and other areas. With more than 30 years of experience in his field, Thane Ritchie currently oversees investments through various private equity partnerships and his family office, covering investment funds and portfolio companies at various stages of growth. Over the course of his career, he has worked with innovative companies in the insurance, energy, technology and media sectors, and routinely seeks promising ventures that may have been overlooked. In the past decade alone, Thane turned a signature investment fund that started with $30 million into a financial colossus, with a peak valuation of $4 billion.
Thane Ritchie began his present endeavors after a series of diverse roles in the commodities and options markets. As founder and head of Ritchie Capital Markets in the 1990s, Thane built upon lessons gained while working at the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Stepson to revolutionary options and commodities broker Joe Ritchie, Thane set the stage for his career at a young age, skipping sixth and seventh grade to learn the finer points of trading at Joe’s firm, Chicago Research and Trading.
An athlete as well, Thane Ritchie played tight end for the pre-season Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers teams in the late 80s and early 90s. He later spent a brief period on the USA Men’s Bobsled National Team. Mr. Ritchie attended Duke University and Wheaton College in Illinois, where he was inducted into the Thunder Hall of Fame in 2007.