Steve Vanderwoude

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Madison River Ventures LLC

Steve Vanderwoude

Steve Vanderwoude

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Madison River Ventures LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Centel Corp.
Merscom LLC
Gallatin River Communications LLC

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3292

Number of Boards

16

Birthday

1943

Age

76

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.

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Director, President & Chief Operating Officer of the Company & Bank at First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.

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Founder & Chief Executive Officer at The Argyle Co. LLC

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Chief Operating Officer at Inmotionnow, Inc.

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Treasurer & Director at The Morton Arboretum, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Spring Engage, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Inmotionnow, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Berkshire Telephone Corp.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Gogo, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Rosewood Advisory Services LLC

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Steve Vanderwoude
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Madison River Ventures LLC
Education
MBA
Class of 1977

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.

Bachelor in Engineering
Class of 1967

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Career History
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2011 - Current

Madison River Adventures is an active investor in early-stage companies. They invest in extraordinary entrepreneurs who have the vision, ability and drive to build great teams and great companies. They look for companies with the following characteristics: (1) based in the Triangle area of North Carolina (2) seeking early stage investments from $100,000 (3) gives MRV an active governance role and (4) a business model that is e-commerce related or SaaS.

Chairman
Current

Merscom LLC publishes computer and video games. It is a global publisher of mass market games that distributes games through multiple channels, multiple platforms and multiple revenue models. The company was founded by Lloyd Melnick and Kirk R. Owen in 1999 and is headquartered in Chapel Hill, NC.

Chairman
Current

Gallatin River Communications LLC provides local access to voice communications networks. It offers local-exchange access and long-distance phone services, as well as dial-up and broadband Internet access to residential and business customers in rural markets of Central Illinois. The company was founded on April 20, 1998 and is headquartered in Monroe, LA.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

The Argyle Co. LLC provides marketing software solutions. It develops data-driven social media marketing software for small and mid-size online retailers, marketing departments, and agencies. The firm helps businesses to enhance their generation and revenue cycles with social activities. The company was founded by Adam Covati and Eric Boggs on April 28, 2009 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

Chairman
1999 - 2009

Centennial Communications Corp. provides wireless and broadband telecommunication services. It provides services to business and residential customers. The firms offers regional wireless and broadband telecommunication service, voice, data and Internet solutions. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Wall, NJ.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1996 - 2007

Madison River Telephone Co. LLC provides local and long distance communications services. It also owns and operates four rural telephone companies which include Madison River Communications LLC, Coastal Communications, GulfTel, and Gallatin River Communications. The company was founded by Paul H. Sunu and Steve Vanderwoude in 1996 and is headquartered in Mebane, NC.

Director
Prior

USTelecom is the nation’s premier trade association representing service providers and suppliers for the telecom industry. Our diverse member base ranges from large publicly traded communications corporations to small companies and cooperatives – all providing advanced communications services to markets both urban and rural. Our mission is to unite the US broadband industry across our membership spectrum through collaborative advocacy and provide a forum for pro-investment policies which will enhance our economy and quality of life. Our outreach to Congress, regulators and the courts has impacted innovations in health care, education and the environment. United States Telecom Association– previously known as the United States Telephone Association – is proud to be the go-to source for broadband news and industry events. Our member-driven approach includes year-round professional development opportunities designed to cater to the schedules of busy executives. We also offer access to invaluable industry resources including weekly newsletters and strategic CEO memos.

Political Donations
$10K
2010

Senator from North Carolina

Investments
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The Argyle Co. LLC provides marketing software solutions. It develops data-driven social media marketing software for small and mid-size online retailers, marketing departments, and agencies. The firm helps businesses to enhance their generation and revenue cycles with social activities. The company was founded by Adam Covati and Eric Boggs on April 28, 2009 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

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Madison River Telephone Co. LLC provides local and long distance communications services. It also owns and operates four rural telephone companies which include Madison River Communications LLC, Coastal Communications, GulfTel, and Gallatin River Communications. The company was founded by Paul H. Sunu and Steve Vanderwoude in 1996 and is headquartered in Mebane, NC.

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Spring Engage, Inc. delivers SaaS solution to marketing professionals. Its software is used in the areas of hotel and e-commerce markets. The company was founded by Anthony DiMarco, Scott Lacy, Shannon Bauman and Douglas Kaufman in 2010 and is headquartered in Raleigh, NC.

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