Rob Stephenson, CEO
Mr. Stephenson brings more than 20 years of Executive Level technology business experience to Thrive Networks. Mr. Stephenson has previously been a principal at 19 Technologies, an Executive Consulting Firm whose clients included Faction Cloud, Oxford Networks, Expedient, Sweetwater Capital, Bay Capital, Spring Capital and others. Prior to that, he was the Chief Marketing Officer and managing partner at Xand where he oversaw a sale to Tierpoint in 2014, after selling his firm, Access Northeast, to Xand in 2012. Rob was the CEO at Access Northeast from 2007-2012, building the company into a $20 Million plus Data Center/Cloud/MSP regional powerhouse with seven+ consecutive years of record income, growth & profitability. He executed three successful term sheets with Private Equity Firms, Senior Banks and Mezzanine SBA Lenders generating working capital for the business and liquidity for shareholders in excess of $60 Million.
Mr. Stephenson has undergraduate degrees in Economics & Political Science from the University of Vermont (1990) and a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Boston College Carroll School of Management (2002), with a concentration in Technology Marketing. He was enshrined in the Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society in 2002.