Meet Our Board of Directors
Tom Wallace, VectorLearning's CEO, 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 RedVector.com, Inc., 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.
R. Kevin Adamek
Kevin Adamek is VectorLearning's Chief Financial Officer. In 1982, Kevin and Tom Wallace co-founded Waldec Systems, a systems integration company for which Kevin served as COO. Waldec Systems merged with Monterey Microsystems in 1986, and in 1988 Kevin and Tom co-founded The Waldec Group, where Kevin once again undertook responsibility for all the financial and operating functions of the organization. When The Waldec Group was sold to IKON in 1997, Kevin remained onboard at IKON – eventually as the CFO of the Technology Services Division, where he oversaw the integration of more than 40 companies the division acquired.
In 2002 Kevin founded Waldec and Associates, LLC, an accounting and financial services company he still operates. In addition, he is the managing partner of Rivendell Development, LP – a single-family residential development in Penn Township, PA, and SummerHill Development, LP, a high-end multifamily residential project in Murrysville, PA. Kevin also founded Waldec Homes, LLC, in 2003 a residential home-building company in Pittsburgh, PA.
John B. West
John West is CEO of Lion Asset Management Company/Lion Investments and the Executive Chairman of Hire Velocity. Previously, he was founder and CEO of System One, a technology staffing and consulting company that he sold to Monster Worldwide, where he remained as Group President. In 2001, John left Monster to form Lion Investments, which invests primarily in business services, technology, and globally based business process outsourcing (BPO) companies. In 2005 and 2006 John served as CEO of Acclaris, Inc., and remained as Chairman until July 2010.
John is a Trustee and Board Officer at the University of Tampa. He is the Florida State Chair and a member of the National Board of Directors for the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF), and is a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Berkeley Preparatory School. He presently serves on Berkeley's Search committee, which will recruit the school's next Headmaster. John has a BS in Engineering from Penn State and an MBA from Bowling Green University, and attended an Executive Education Program at Harvard.
Doug Kelsall is a principal at DH Kelsall & Associates, an investment firm focused on education investments. He has 30 years of financial and technology experience through executive management positions with both public and private technology companies, and most recently he served as chief executive officer of Education Sales Management (ESM) and led the sale of the company to ACS/Xerox in late 2011.
Previously, Doug served as president and chief operating officer for learning software and services provider eCollege. There he led the company’s IPO and was responsible for the eLearning and Enrollment Services operating divisions (Datamark) as well as the product engineering and technology (PET) function. He was with eCollege from 1999 until 2007, when the company was sold to Pearson Education. Doug also served on the board of directors at eCollege.
Doug holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver. Currently he is a member of the board of directors for TopSchool, Inc. and serves on the advisory boards of the University of Colorado Denver, the IMS Global Learning Consortium, and the ASU Education Innovation Network.
Scott Perricelli is a partner with LLR Partners, a leading private equity firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has 12 years of private equity investment and investment banking experience, and his industry expertise focuses on healthcare, information technology, and outsourced business services.
Prior to joining LLR in 2001, Scott was an investment banker at William Blair & Co. as well as a private equity associate at Advanta Partners. He received his MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bucknell University. Currently Scott serves on the board of directors for Brightheart, Community Education Centers, Regency Beauty Schools, and Vivere Health.
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.