UpCurve is a management company part of New Media Investment Group that helps local businesses grow by solving for their most acute pain points (digital, cloud, financial, healthcare). The current UpCurve portfolio companies include ThriveHive, a leading provider of digital marketing SAAS and services to SMB’s, UpCurve Cloud, providing unified workflow, communications and IT services solutions, and GateHouse Auto, a digital marketing platform for auto dealers, efficiently connecting them with car buyers.
Chief Executive Officer
Peter Cannone is CEO of UpCurve, a management company part of New Media Investment Group. UpCurve is a leader in digital marketing SaaS and services, Cloud solutions and IT integration services, and marketing solutions for Auto Dealers. Peter has also served as Chief Executive Officer of ThriveHive since November 2015, with more than two decades of leadership and sales experience. Prior to ThriveHive, Pete held senior leadership roles at Springboard Education in America, OnForce, and PC Connection. He currently sits on several venture-backed Boards of Directors.
Peter’s wide range of skills, proven track record for innovation, and outstanding leadership have earned him several awards over the span of his career, including spots in the Top 25 Most Innovative IT Executives, Top 100 Staffing Influencers, and Top 100 Global Company lists. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Acting Chief Financial Officer
Bill Scanlon, Acting Chief Financial Officer of UpCurve and CFO of ThriveHive, joined ThriveHive in 2014. Bill’s strong focus on measuring the items that really drive business, and in turn providing actionable reporting, help ensure that ThriveHive meets its goals and can better serve its customers.
His past experience includes both VP of Production and Distribution and VP of Strategic Products at GateHouse Media (ThriveHive’s parent company) as well as Director of Finance for Enterprise News Media. Bill earned his FCCA from Cork Institute of Technology.
VP of Marketing
As the Vice President of Marketing, Monica leads brand and ABM (account-based marketing) for ThriveHive and UpCurve. Prior to joining ThriveHive, she focused on SMB success as VP of Acquisition Marketing at Constant Contact. Earlier in her career, Monica was VP of Advertising for 15 brands and 40 national properties at Caesars Entertainment based in Las Vegas, including digital marketing, traditional media, creative services, and brand management. Her background also includes 11 years at digital agency Digitas. She has extensive experience building high-performing teams, achieving top and bottom-line growth, and working across a wide range of verticals including hospitality, financial services, telecommunications, media, and higher education.
SVP and Head of Business Development
Nilay Gandhi joined UpCurve, Inc. and New Media Investment Group in February 2018 as SVP and Head of Business Development, with responsibility for mergers and acquisitions and partnerships that bring technology solutions to SMBs. Nilay has over 15 years of experience in sourcing, executing, and managing partnerships and transactions across the digital landscape. He previously held senior corporate development and business development roles at Tapad, Getty Images, LIFE.com, and DoubleClick. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker in Credit Suisse First Boston’s Technology Group. Nilay received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.