Rob Stephenson brings more than 20 years of executive level technology business experience to Thrive. He was previously a principal at 19 Technologies, an executive consulting firm. Prior to that, Rob served as CMO and managing partner at Xand where he oversaw a sale to Tierpoint in 2014, after merging his firm, Access Northeast, with Xand in 2012. Rob was the CEO at Access Northeast, building the company into a $20 million plus data center/cloud/MSP regional powerhouse with more than seven consecutive years of record income, growth and profitability. He executed multiple term sheets with private equity firms, senior banks and mezzanine SBA lenders generating working capital for the business and liquidity for shareholders of more than $750 million. Rob has bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science from the University of Vermont and an MBA from the Boston College Carroll School of Management.