Chief Executive Officer
Thrive Networks Inc.
United States of America
Mr. Rob Stephenson has been Chief Executive Officer of Thrive Networks, Inc. since January 16, 2017. Mr. Stephenson serves as acting as Interim Chief Executive Officer for parent-company, MetTel. Mr. Stephenson served as Acting Chief Executive Officer of Thrive Networks, Inc. since October 24, 2016 until January 16, 2017. He has 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 served as 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. Mr. Stephenson served as the Chief Executive Officer of Access Northeast, Inc., since 2008 and served as its President. He has held numerous positions during his seven year tenure at Access Northeast, as heading its Business Development & Marketing efforts. With 18+ years of professional experience, Mr. Stephenson has helped expand Access Northeast's Colocation Business while also forging successful channel partner relationship, strategic alliances and driving the business plan. Prior to joining Access Northeast, he served as the Eastern Regional Channel & Marketing Manager for Internap Network Services. At Internap, he helped develop corporate relationships with Accenture, Coradiant, WireOne, Mercury Computer and others. Mr. Stephenson has undergraduate degrees in Economics & Political Science from the University of Vermont in 1990 and earned an MBA from Boston College in Technology Marketing. He was enshrined in the Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society in 2002.
Information Technology & Software Engineering Management