The 360training.com executive management team is comprised of a diverse group of individuals who bring unique experiences and leadership to the organization helping to drive the company's core mission of providing an integrated technology, content and services strategy to help organizations to improve their compliance and workforce training initiatives.
CEO and Managing Partner
Tom maintains over 27 years of financial, technology and corporate management experience. His strategic expertise coupled with a successful a track record of corporate turnarounds supported by a focus on acceleration of growth is key to 360training.com's near and long-term goals.
Prior to acquiring 360training.com in March of 2018, Tom served as the CEO of RedHawk Corp, Exeter Finance, MassBay Capital, Education Dynamics and Integrity Interactive. He was the SVP of Sally Mae, and as the CEO of Upromise, he led the company's dramatic expansion into affiliate marketing that propelled the nation's leading 529 Fund into prominence. Additionally, Tom held senor level positions at Capital One and began his career at McKinsey & Company.
Tom holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Dartmouth University and M.S. in Finance and Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
COO and Managing Partner
Samantha has a track record of turnaround, growth and delivering results. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in managing large operations in the retail banking, premiere banking, investment banking, auto lending, and education marketing industries. Her impact in developing and leading inbound sales teams, growing revenue, conversion rate, and profits, consolidating large operations spread out in various location into two contact centers faster and cheaper than expected, driving compliance execution at 100% efficiency, setting up a 24 hour premier banking customer support operation through offshore contact center are just a few accomplishments that demonstrate her ability in driving success, operational excellence and building strong leadership teams. As the COO at 360training, Samantha will lead Operations and Compliance to meet and exceed our goals.
William R. Paape
Chief Financial Officer
Bill has over 30 years of broad-based financial and operational experience. He joined 360training.com in 2018 from Lifesize, Inc., a SaaS videoconferencing company where he was the CFO. Prior to rejoining Lifesize in 2016, Bill served as CFO at Santé Ventures and held CFO positions at Bloomfire and SolarBridge Technologies. Bill was also the original CFO of Lifesize since its inception in 2003 through its sale to Logitech in 2009 for $405 million. Before Lifesize was founded, Bill was CFO at ViaVideo Communications, a video conferencing start-up that was acquired by Polycom in 1998 where he held various executive roles including Treasurer and VP, Strategic Investments. He began his career as an associate in Andersen Consulting's (Accenture) Strategic Services Practice in 1987 performing a wide variety of strategic, financial, and operational studies for a diversity of large corporations. Bill is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA in finance and a BBA in accounting/business honors, both from the University of Texas.
Vice President, Sales
As Vice President of Sales, Chris leads the global sales team at 360training. Prior to 360training, Chris spent 5 years at Accruent, LLC., a global software company that helps organizations achieve superior performance by transforming how they manage their physical resources. As VP of the Corporate, Education, and Public Sector industry teams, Chris had oversight to the account management and sales teams as well strategic leadership to the broader industry business units. Additionally, Chris was General Manager of a division of Yardi Systems, Inc. a leading provider of investment and property management software and served as the Director of Sales and Marketing at Yardi and its subsidiary, SiteStuff. Over the past 13 years Chris has worked closely with the largest global providers of real estate services to provide technology solutions across many areas of their business. Chris holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental and Resource Management from Texas State University.
Chief Marketing Officer
As the Chief Marketing Officer, Matt is responsible for leading and implementing the global marketing and strategic branding at 360training. This includes overseeing all external marketing, ecommerce and strategic corporate communications. Prior to joining 360training in 2018, Matt was the Vice President of Marketing with Inspired eLearning, a cybersecurity and compliance elearning company. Matt also spent 15 years as a marketing executive with Dell in the consumer, small business, enterprise businesses and the global software & peripherals division. That was followed by two years as the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Decisyon, a fast-growing SaaS-based company that delivers solutions for the Internet of Things. Matt holds a bachelor's degree in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from the Ohio State University and an MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Vice President of Product
Muddassir has been driving product excellence at 360training for over 6 years. As Vice President of Product, he oversees product strategy, lifecycle management, planning and producing quality training, and leading continuous improvement. Muddassir brings over 13 years of experience in start-ups and turnarounds. He founded companies in ecommerce and engineering with operations in US, Europe and Asia. Muddassir is a structural engineer with expertise in power and industrial engineering, and he holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Vice President of Human Resources
As the Vice President of Human Resources, Mary is responsible for leading and implementing the talent management and talent acquisition programs at 360training.com. This includes overseeing recruitment, compensation, benefit administration, employee relations and employee satisfaction for all global 360training offices. Prior to joining 360training, Mary managed Human Resources teams for approximately 15 years in the health, real estate and manufacturing industries. Mary holds a bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, an associate degree in Finance and obtained her PHR and SHRM-CP Certifications.