CEO, Thorn

Julie Cordua helped create Thorn in 2012 as an organization focused on building technology to defend children from sexual abuse. Under Cordua’s leadership, Thorn has created products and programs that are deployed today in 38 countries, have reached more than 3 million people and have helped identify more than 18,000 victims of abuse. Cordua came to Thorn from (RED) where she was vice president of marketing/communications and helped establish the brand as one most successful cause marketing initiatives in history, delivering more than $160 million to fight AIDS in Africa. Prior to joining (RED), Cordua spent nearly a decade in the wireless industry. Cordua holds a B.A. in communications from UCLA and an M.B.A. from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.