After a career as CEO of both private and public companies, Tore now serves as director on several corporate boards and as a strategic advisor to chief executives. He is also involved in a number of ventures through his company World Intelligent Network LLC. Tore's business background includes serving as CEO and/or board member for both private and public (NYSE, NASDAQ, LSE) domestic and international companies in the financial, leasing, shipping, technology, health care, manufacturing and construction industries. He has also attended the Board Executive Program at Harvard Business School.
Tore started his career in the banking and financial industry with Citibank in New York, Canada and London, England. He was then recruited by Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan Chase), where he founded, built and ran (from New York and London) a large multimillion dollar global finance organization in sixteen countries in Asia, Europe and Latin America. He then ran a large New York Stock Exchange company and served as CEO of companies listed on NASDAQ and the London Stock Exchange. Tore has also owned several successful companies, some of which he started. He was a member of the Young Presidents' Organization in the Metro New York chapter and served on the international boards of YPO and both of the graduate groups: the World Presidents' Organization and the Chief Executives Organization.
Tore recently served on the Board of Directors of Deckers Outdoor Corporation (a NASDAQ listed company owning UGG, Teva, Ahnu, Sanuk, Simple and Tsubo), where he served on the Audit Committee. He is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board of World Technology Group, a large Canadian based global franchising company and sits on the Board of Directors and serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board for a Seattle integrated alarm company and a software company. He and his wife Mona currently both serve on the Board of Trustees of the Waterkeeper Alliance. Tore is also the Chairman/CEO and Founder of The Directors' Organization and, with his wife Mona, The Utah 1033 Foundation (a non-profit organization to provide financial assistance to the families of fallen law enforcement officer in Utah). Tore also serves on the Park City Police Complaint Review Board, the Citizens Advisory Committee and as a Trustee of the Winter Sports School in Park City.
Some of the past boards include Sunstone Components Group Inc., a world leader in electronic contact technology (as Chair of the Audit Committee), The Mangum Group (a large NC construction company), Outward Bound, Flexi-Van Corp., Castle & Cooke (Dole), NMR of America and a number of other corporate and civic boards.
Tore served in the Royal Norwegian Air Force in his native Norway. After an honorable discharge, he was awarded a scholarship to study in the United States, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing, which he followed with an MBA in finance and international trade and computer science at the University of Oregon. A professional ski instructor and former ski-racer and coach, Tore is passionate about all aspects of the outdoors, including skiing, sailing, tennis, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, and kite-surfing.