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Margie Manning

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Marc Scheipe

Vector Solutions, a Tampa company that provides online learning and performance solutions, will start 2020 with a new CEO.

Marc Scheipe, who has been chief operating officer, was named chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Jeff Gordon, who has led Vector Solutions for four years. Gordon will become chairman of the board.

The leadership shift comes one year after Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm in San Francisco, bought Vector Solutions from Providence Equity Partners. Vector is one of the largest privately held companies in the Tampa-St. Pete area, and over the course of its 20-year history it has been led by well-known leaders in the technology industry, including Tom Wallace, now managing partner of Florida Funders, as well as Gordon, former president and CEO of Tampa technology firm Syniverse.

Scheipe has more than 20 years of experience in financial management, strategy development, process improvement and sales and operations leadership. He joined Vector in 2017, and has held several executive roles of increasing responsibility. Scheipe was instrumental in advancing key elements of the business such as accelerating growth in the company’s public sector business unit, a news release said. As COO, he managed sales, marketing, and account and product management. He also oversaw the commercial business unit.

Scheipe helped developed a corporate strategy that more than tripled the size of the business over the past two years, according to Rishi Chandna, a Vector director and managing director at Golden Gate Capital.

“Marc brings a thorough understanding of the business, a client-first mindset and a proven track record of success at Vector and throughout his career. We are confident that he is the right person to lead the company as it continues its transformation into a leading performance optimization company,” Chandna said.

Under Gordon’s tenure, Vector Solutions grew revenue by more than 200 percent, expanded its workforce from about 200 employees to nearly 500 employees across seven offices nationwide, and successfully acquiring and integrating 10 companies.

“We’ve achieved remarkable success over the past few years, but I am even more motivated when I look at the opportunities ahead,” Scheipe said.

Vector Solutions operates several brands, including RedVector, Convergence Training, TargetSolutions, SafeSchools, SafeColleges, Exceptional Child, TeachPoint, Not Anymore and Casino Essentials. It has an online and mobile learning library offers that over 9,000 courses written by over 280 subject matter experts, and reaches more than 10 million professionals worldwide.

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