Meet Our Board of Directors
Vector Solutions CEO
Vector Solutions CEO Jeff Gordon has spent his career driving real-time intelligence solutions that enable growth for businesses. As a strong believer in customer focus, operational excellence and innovation, he also places tremendous value on employees, simultaneously coaching and challenging them to reach full potential. Plus, he believes in rewarding those who have truly impacted the customer’s success.
In past roles, Jeff was a key member of the launch team for PCS PrimeCo, which became an integral part of today’s Verizon Wireless. He also contributed to the growth of Convergys, then continued that success as the CEO of Syniverse, overseeing and driving significant company growth (including the largest acquisition in Syniverse’s history).
J. David Phillips
Chairman of the Board
J. David Phillips is the Vector Solutions Chairman of the Board and operating partner of Vector Solutions equity investor, Providence Equity Partners. He is also a director of Ascend Learning, Blackboard, CSDVRS and Miller Heiman. Prior to joining Providence in 2005, Mr. Phillips was a Luce Scholar and assistant director of business development at Hutchison Whampoa China. Previously, Mr. Phillips worked at Goldman Sachs in the principal investment area. Mr. Phillips received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University.
Steven W. Alesio
Mr. Alesio serves on the boards of directors of Altegrity, Ascend Learning, Blackboard, CDW and Miller Heiman. He is also the founding sponsor and senior advisor of the All Stars Project of New Jersey, a non-profit organization focused on inner-city youth. Mr. Alesio received a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science from St. Francis College.
Peter O. Wilde
Managing Director Peter Wilde leads the firm’s private equity investment activities in the education and information sectors. Mr. Wilde is currently a director of Ascend Learning, Blackboard, Education Management Corp.,Galileo Global Education, NEW Asurion and Study Group. Prior to joining Providence in 2002, Mr. Wilde was a general partner at BCI Partners, where he began his career in private equity in 1992. While at BCI, he was involved in many of BCI’s investment activities in media, education and marketing services companies. Prior to BCI, Mr. Wilde worked at LaSalle Partners in the acquisitions group. Mr. Wilde received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado College.
William S. Hughes
Principal at PEP
Will Hughes is a principal at Providence Equity Partners and current director of Miller Heiman. Prior to joining Providence in 2009, Mr. Hughes was an associate at Summit Partners where he focused on growth equity and middle market investments. Previously, Mr. Hughes was special assistant to the CEO at Netdecisions Group and an analyst in Lehman Brothers’ technology investment banking group. Mr. Hughes received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.
Tom Wallace has been a technology entrepreneur since he started his first company at the age of 23. He has founded or co-founded over half a dozen companies. He is also an active technology investor in various companies including Tribridge, Q-Link Technologies, SetPoint Fitness, and Four-C Consulting. Tom presently serves on the Board of Directors of Tribridge, SetPoint Fitness and Vector Solutions. In the past, he has served on the Boards of Q-Link Technologies (sold to Adobe), System One Technical (sold to TMP), and Fortress Technologies (raised $15m from Liberty).
Tom previously spent two years on Microsoft’s Partner Advisory Council. He is also a past Chairman of the Council of CEO’s. Tom has served as a judge for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He also serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Boys & Girls Club. Tom is a Trustee at the University of Tampa and is a past recipient of the Entrepreneur of the year award for his alma mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Tom is a co-founder and past President of the TBTF and presently serves on TBTF’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Vice President of LLR
Jack Slye is vice president of LLR Partners, a leading private equity firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has more than six years of private equity investment experience, and his industry expertise focuses on consumer, education, and healthcare services.
Prior to joining LLR in 2010, Jack was a principal at Sterling Partners, COO at Sylvan Learning, and strategy and operations consultant with Deloitte. He received his MBA in Finance and Healthcare Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance—magna cum laude—from the University of Maryland.