Brad Thorson


Techstars Ambassador

San Francisco, CA | 2014-Present

Developing a stronger local community for our accelerator network.

Katō VP, Customer Development

West Oakland, CA | 2013-Present

I try to understand people’s internal team communication pains and help alleviate them.

Techstars Associate

Boulder, CO | 2013

Aided 11 teams as part of the #1 accelerator in the world in a variety of business related verticals like marketing and financial modeling.

Kansas SAAC Executive Member

Lawrence, KS | 2008-2010

Elected student athlete representative to the athletic department. Presided over weekly student athletes meetings over key department directives. Coordinated bi-annual Special Olympics outings.

Recognized for community service by the Big 12 Chik-fil-A Community of Champions. Also represented athletes for both compliance and post-competition committees within the athletic department.


University of Kansas MA Economics, 3.6 GPA

Lawrence, KS | 2008-2010

Focus in Macroeconomic Growth. Coursework outside of Economics covered Sports Administration, Education and Business. Amassed more than 50 Masters credits.

Academic All-District, Academic All-American runner up and Academic All-Big XII.

University of Wisconsin BBA, 3.3 GPA

Madison, WI | 2006-2008

Graduated from the Business program in 2 years with focuses in Finance and Risk Management. Athletic Director’s Honor Roll all semesters.

Homestead High School 49 college credits, 4.3 GPA, 33 ACT

Mequon, WI | 2002-2006


Professional and Division I Lineman

Arizona Cardinals, 2011 | Kansas Jayhawks, 2008-2010 | Wisconsin Badgers, 2006-2008