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.
Adam Blake currently serves as Managing Director at UpCurve, where he focuses on bringing software solutions to small businesses. Adam also currently serves as a Professional Advisor at the MIT Entrepreneurship Center where he advises early stage startups on marketing, sales, financing, technology, and general business issues. Prior to joining UpCurve, Adam was Chief Marketing Officer of ThriveHive, and General Manager of its marketing automation platform, the first guided marketing platform for small businesses. He also founded a consumer electronics business, Pear Cable, which he bootstrapped into a profitable company selling products around the world. Before Pear Cable, Adam served as the Director of Fuel Cell Technology Development at CellTech Power, a developer of novel fuel cells. Adam holds three patents (with one pending), received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management with a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
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.