UpCurve, Inc. was created to provide greater value to small and mid-sized businesses. We are part of the GateHouse Media family of brands, offering robust solutions to help every size business grow. We support business owners and teams in marketing, IT, sales, and finance gain greater productivity and succeed in our local communities, but also help them expand. We are local without limits.
As CEO of UpCurve, Peter Newton is charged with identifying, building and scaling new business opportunities that leverage GateHouse Media’s core strengths. Currently, those businesses include ThriveHive, GateHouse Auto and BestRide.com, W-Systems and ViWO.
In 2016, Peter added the role of GateHouse Media Chief Revenue Officer to his responsibilities. In this position, he is focused on increasing alignment between the company’s developing network of ventures and its field sales operations.
Peter joined GateHouse in 2012 to lead the company’s digital marketing services agency, ThriveHive (formerly Propel Marketing). Prior to GateHouse, Peter’s background included significant leadership experience in both traditional media and the digital space, with a particular focus on products and services for small and medium businesses. He served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Monster.com’s small and medium business segment, Vice President of Sales at The Boston Globe; and President of its niche employment business, BostonWorks.
Peter graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in business administration. He is currently a director of the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium.
CEO – ThriveHive
Peter Cannone joined ThriveHive as the Chief Executive Officer in 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 the Board of Directors for innoCentive, iTeam, and RealMatch.
Pete’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.
Chief Operating Officer
Susan Fazelpoor, Chief Operating Officer, brings over 25 years of leadership experience to ThriveHive. Joining the team in January, 2017, Susan’s experiences as President of Sales Support and Marketing at Connection (formerly PC Connection), Executive Operating Consultant at eCost, Senior Vice-President of Customer Care at MicroWarehouse
and Vice-President of Sales Operations at Barnes & Noble, help her to leverage and manage the day-to-day leadership of the company, while bolstering the continued growth and operating efficiency here at ThriveHive.
Chief Financial Officer
Bill Scanlon joined ThriveHive in 2014 as the Chief Financial Officer. 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 include 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.
Director of Human Resources
Christine Walker joined ThriveHive in January 2016 as Director of Human Resources. In partnership with the executive team, Christine provides insights and solutions that enable ThriveHive to deliver the best business results possible. Her past experiences at Propel Business Services, Kronos, IBM, and Progress Software make her a valuable asset to the company.
Christine helps her team oversee employee relations, legal compliance, total compensation strategies, performance management, talent management, and employee and leadership development. Christine graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Business Administration.