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Peter Vicars

Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Partner, Kempson Partners. Previously CEO, VGo Communications Inc.

Partner, Kempson Partners. Previously CEO, VGo Communications Inc.

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Heavy Lift Systems


Rivulet Communications


Partner Kempson Partners 1998 - present
CEO VGo Communications Inc September 2011 - August 2015
Co-Founder and CEO Heavy Lift Systems May 2009 - August 2011
Board Of Directors Rivulet Communications February 2005 - December 2009
2009 Fellow New England Clean Energy Council May 2009 - September 2009
CEO NewStep Networks February 2008 - April 2009
Interim CEO Trisixty Security December 2005 - April 2006
CEO Chantry Networks February 2003 - April 2005
CEO Cayman Systems January 2000 - October 2001
CEO Teloquent August 1994 - July 1999
CEO Tekelec July 1987 - January 1994

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Markets of Interest
  • • Green
  • • Mobile
  • • Robotics
  • • Social Impact

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Claire Wadlington
We worked together  •  Founder, Clear Path. Prev Partner, FA Tech Ventures. CFO, Cayman Systems, I'Banker. Not-for-profit boards. Stanford GSB. Yale.
I worked with Peter at Cayman Systems (acquired by Netopia) and saw him navigate the company through a successful sale in the treacherous do ... t com bust. He is creative, was a good leader for internal team members, understood how to work with investors - including the importance of being up front with bad news, and never lost focus on achieving the best outcome in a crazy market. As CFO I had the opportunity to work with Peter as a partner and to discuss strategic options for the company. Would work with him again!
Andrew Joseph
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder, TenMarks Education, an Amazon Company. Previously CEO, OuterLink Corporation.
Peter has a broad range of senior management experience and connections in several industries. And he has proven experience and success wor ... king with investors in both growth and turnaround situations.
Roger Walton
They're my investor  •  Vice President, Managed Services, ThinkingPhones and Chief Product Officer, Whaleback Managed Services.
Peter has worked in 2 of our portfolio companies and in both cases, we found him be strategic, customer focused along with being creative, b ... uilt good teams and was a good leader for internal team members, understood how to work with investors - including the importance of being up front and transparent with both board members and management
Patrick Sobalvarro
We worked together  •  Cofounder, President and CEO, Upward Labs. Previously Vice President, New Growth Platforms, Avery Dennison.
Peter is one of the most experienced entrepreneurs in the game. He's very insightful strategically, an excellent manager, and is one of the ... few people who has successfully built and sold multiple technology startups.
Ross Trimby
We worked together  •  partner, Davelin Partners, . Harvard Business School grad. Cornell grad.
Peter ran an underfunded robotics start up finding a market, modifying the original product, successfully fighting an industry leader over p ... atent issues, and growing initial sales to sale of company. He ran the company while dealing with the micro management of the largest VC investor. He is rational under immense pressure and works creatively to solve problems.
Norman Meisner
We worked together  •  Board of Directors Observer, Kalion, Inc. and Advisory Board Member, Crowdly. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute grad.
Peter is a very valuable mentor, advisor and CEO. I have personally seen him rescue failing companies and build strong organizations. His br ... eadth of knowledge is impressive and he uses that to focus on and solve problems. he has been on both sides of the table - CEO and investor and can council entrepreneurs on how to be successful.
Tom Ryden
We worked together  •  Executive Director, MassRobotics. Previously Founder and CEO / COO, VGo Communications Inc.
Peter would be a excellent advisor because of his strong knowledge of the telecommunications/robotics market, his excellent contacts in the ... investment community and his wide range of management experiences. He has held executive positions in start-ups to publicly held companies.
Brian Collie
We worked together  •  Vice President & GM, ARRIS and CEO and Co-founder, SeaWell Networks. University of Ottawa grad. University of Waterloo grad.
Peter is seasoned veteran for start-ups and venture capital. For Chantry Networks Peter did an excellent job as CEO.
Steve Bushnell
They're my friends  •  Founder and CEO, ClimateStore Inc.. Previously Senior Director, Translational Medicine, Biogen. Harvard Business School grad. Wharton grad.
Peter is a seasoned serial entrepreneur and highly creative thinker. He helped us formulate our go-to-market strategy moving from big pictur ... e thinking to practical tactics in a couple of short meetings. He draws on a wealth of technical and management experience from multiple start-ups and thinks about social impact in addition to profits. We'll be reaching out again when we hit our next roadblock :>