Vector Solutions Onboards Carla Luke as New Chief Financial Officer
Luke Contributes More Than 25 Years of Expertise to Accelerate Fast-Growing eLearning Company
TAMPA, FL. (Jan. 9, 2017) — Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support solutions, announced today that Carla Luke has taken the role of Chief Financial Officer, leading the Finance, Legal and Human Resource teams. Luke comes to Vector with over 25 years of experience helping build high-growth companies, both publicly traded and privately held.
“Carla’s expertise aligns perfectly with our growth strategy,” said Jeff Gordon, CEO of Vector Solutions. “She’s a tenured financial executive who expands enterprise value by driving strategic transactions, revenue growth, cost efficiencies, process re-engineering and cultural change – this is a very exciting addition to our team. We’re confident Carla will help us reach our goals in 2018 and beyond.”
Vector Solutions is poised for another year of growth following a record-setting year of expansion in 2017. Last year, the company increased revenue by 65% due to economies of scale and expanded with three new locations in Boston, MA., Cincinnati, OH., and Salt Lake City, UT. The company also hired nearly 150 employees, increasing its total employee count to 312. To continue such an aggressive growth strategy, Luke’s experience will be invaluable to meet financial projections.
Before joining Vector Solutions, Luke worked as the CFO at Greenway Health (private equity owned), a $350 million provider of technology enabled software and services to the physician ambulatory market. There, she drove significant improvement in EBITDA margins, successfully refinanced a syndicated debt facility and integrated a variety of cloud-based systems to drive efficiency and improve performance. Her leadership and passion for employee development was reflected by a 63-point improvement in the Finance employee net promotor score.
Luke’s professional experience also includes roles as Chief Accounting Officer at Greenway, VP/Controller at Vitera Healthcare Solutions, Sage Software Healthcare and WebMD, all companies which became Greenway Health. In these positions she was a key contributor in acquisition transition and integration activities.
Prior to her nearly 14 years with the company that would become Greenway Health, Luke worked in financial leadership roles at Comdial Corporation, Vicorp, and Danka Business Systems after starting her career in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She graduated from Arizona State University Honors College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and also holds a CPA.
About Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), industrial, facilities management, public safety, IT and education industries. Its brands, RedVector, TargetSolutions, and SafeSchools, deliver continuing education (CE), training, technology and performance management solutions using the latest innovations in learning and technology to create safer, more capable, more compliant organizations. Its extensive online and mobile learning library exceeds more than 6,600 courses written by over 250 subject matter experts and reaches over 5 million professionals worldwide. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit www.vector-solutions.com. Follow us on twitter @VectorPerform and on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/VectorPerformance.