Stewart Bloom is an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital focused on the software and business services sectors. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Vector. Mr. Bloom previously held posts as Chairman and CEO of Aspect Software and Escalate Retail, from its inception until the time of its merger transaction with RedPrairie. He has served on the Boards of Golden Gate Capital portfolio companies Infor and Symon Communications. Prior to Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Bloom held positions as Vice President Americas Technology Services for Capgemini and as Senior Vice President for Mainspring through its IPO and subsequent acquisition by IBM. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bloom was a Partner with Ernst & Young Management Consulting following its acquisition of Distributed Systems Solutions International (DSSI), where he was a Vice President and co-founder.
Vector Solutions CEO Marc Scheipe brings more than 20 years of experience in financial management, strategy development, process improvement, and sales and operations leadership. Since joining Vector in 2017, he has held several executive roles and was instrumental in advancing key elements of the business such as accelerating growth in the company’s public sector business unit. During his tenure as COO, Scheipe focused on defining the company’s growth strategy and managing key functional areas, including sales, marketing, and account and product management. Prior to joining Vector, he led an $800 million operating region for Sage Software as President, North America. Scheipe holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
Rishi Chandna is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, which he joined in 2002. Mr. Chandna oversees the firm’s investments in the broader technology sector with an emphasis on enterprise software, technology-enabled services, business services, and information services. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Chandna worked in the Los Angeles office of Bain & Company. Mr. Chandna has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Brian has dedicated his career to developing software solutions within the education industry. Along with his passion for lifelong learning, he has an appreciation for technologies that make education more accessible, fulfilling, and safe. Brian is a former Executive Vice President and General Manager at Vector Solutions, where he led the company’s Education Business Unit, including the award-winning SafeSchools and SafeColleges brands. Brian began his career at Thomson Learning and later founded two companies, netTrekker, and Scenario Learning, which was acquired by Vector Solutions in 2017.
Matt is a Principal of Golden Gate Capital, which he joined in 2011. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, he worked at Audax Private Equity. Mr. Crump has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BA in Biology, with Distinction, from the University of Pennsylvania.