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Ex-Syniverse chief Jeff Gordon takes CEO reins at VectorLearning

Jeff Gordon, who stepped down as CEO of Tampa's Syniverse without explanation in August 2014, is back. This week he was appointed CEO of Tampa's VectorLearning, an online education and workforce testing business. He succeeds outgoing CEO and serial entrepreneur Tom Wallace, who will remain on the company's board of directors.

Gordon, in a statement, said he sees great opportunities for growth at VectorLearning. "The future of e-learning excites me as technology continues to change the landscape of how people learn in both formal and informal settings." Founded in 1999, VectorLearning specializes in providing online continuing education services in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction, and industrial and public safety. Its brands include RedVector and TargetSolutions.

In addition to his three-year run as Syniverse CEO, Gordon worked on the launch team for PCS PrimeCo, now part of Verizon Wireless, and also at Convergys. He holds multiple U.S. patents relating to real-time telecommunications architecture and is a past winner of the IBM Corporate Outstanding Innovation Award.

Ex-Syniverse chief Jeff Gordon takes CEO reins at VectorLearning 01/05/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 10:10am]
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