Author of the popular monthly "Starting Lines" column in "Triathlete Magazine," Thrower is also the author of the Lyons Press new release, The Attention Deficit Workplace: Winning Strategies for Success in Today's Fast-paced Business Environment. A serial Entrepreneur, Mitch is the co-founder of Inc. Magazine's 99th fastest growing company on the 2004 Inc. 500 list -- The Active Network, Inc, a software, marketing and registration powerhouse. He also co-founded and was most recently the CEO of The Active Europe Network, Ltd. which operates Active's business model in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His initiative and efforts to rapidly consolidate participatory sports registration software companies worldwide, has without any doubt, created the "Ticketmaster" of participatory sports -- with his entrepreneurial ideas and initiative forever changing the global landscape of sports. Thrower was founder and CEO of The College Connection and The Rail Connection, and has consulted for American Express, AT&T, and Eurail. Chairman of The La Jolla Foundation, a foundation whose first initiative is Project Active, a non-profit program that provides money, mentoring, encouragement and education to areas of world tension, most recently providing soccer balls and jerseys to the children of Iraq, Haiti and Mexico. Thrower is a 13 time Ironman triathlete. Thrower holds a BA from Saint Lawrence University and an MBA from the University of San Diego, where he is the "Entrepreneur in Residence.