Graham Thorpe

Graham Thorpe

Year

Fall 2013

Program

ideaBOOST

Biography

Graham has his roots in the music industry. Being a musician early on led to positions in marketing & promotion with Capitol & CBS. In 1980 he transitioned to marketing roles in the consumer electronics industry with brands like Sony, GE, RCA & Philips. In the mid 90’s, Graham rebranded himself as an independent operator in the franchise business. Starting with a ‘Mail Box Etc’ outlet, he developed into an area franchise licence holder with 50 ‘The UPS Store’ units in the Toronto region. After recently selling his franchise business he has connected with old & new friends in today’s digital music environment.