Toys"R"Us to Bid Farewell to 13-Year-Old ‘Senior’ Executive
On Dec. 31, after a successful three-year tenure, Alex Thorne will call it quits at Toys"R"Us. But he won't be cashing in his 401K to buy a condo in Boca; he'll be trying out for a starring role in his school play. That's because Thorne has aged out of the position of "chief play officer" at the Canadian division of the company that was purchased for $6.6 billion as part of an LBO in 2005. Now, it's time for the 13-year-old to "retire" and hand over the reins to the coolest job on the planet.