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Michael Alan Vadini is an American entrepreneur, businessman and former candidate for North Carolina Senate, who is best known for his 30 years of experience in the software industry. He has founded five companies including: Prima Consulting, TITAN Technology Partners Limited, Skylark Productions, SignUpGenius and Torus Sphere, Inc.

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Career

Vadini received a B.A. in Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace University and attended the MBA program at Case Western Reserve University but left before completing his degree.

In 1994, Vadini founded and managed Prima Consulting, an IT consulting business that was exited in 1997 for $30 million. After selling Prima Consulting, Vadini founded TITAN Technology Partners Limited in 1998. TITAN operated as a consulting, technology services and outsourcing company for cloud-based hosting and application management. TITAN was headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina with offices in London, United Kingdom, Singapore; and Pune, India.

A 2008 article in Entrepreneur magazine entitled “Loyalty Pays: Show Investors You Care, and They’ll Show You the Money” outlined Vadini’s handling of TITAN stock as dot-com-era stock weathered downturns across the industry. Vadini gave investors two shares for every share already owned, cutting his ownership of the company by 25 percent. Vadini stated, "If you do the right thing, good things happen. Our investors showed patience and support, and in return, we were good to them."

On April 1, 2014 Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc. a cloud application hosting for enterprise and business software, announced the acquisition of TITAN Technology Partners, Limited. Revenue from the combined companies totaled over $150 million worldwide. As a result of the acquisition, Vadini joined as President of the Titan Division of Velocity.

During his career, Vadini personally led the development and execution of IT Strategy at the following companies: Dunlop-Maxfli Corporation, Procter & Gamble, BellSouth, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, National City Corporation, Invacare, SCANA Corporation, Corning, Hoechst Celanese, Sara Lee, Dyersburg Fabric, Pioneer Standard Electronics, American Electric Power, Duke Power, Exel Corporation, Brunswick Corporation, JM Huber, Lydall Corporation, Michelin, OM Group, Realty One Corporation and Piedmont Natural Gas.

Vadini founded and co-owned SignUpGenius, a freemium and subscription software (SaaS) that assists groups with organizing social activities. In 2014 Signup Genius ranked as 880th spot of US ranked most popular websites from Alexa.com.

On July 10, 2017 SignUpGenius announced a strategic majority investment by Providence Strategic Growth, the growth equity affiliate of Providence Equity Partners, a global private equity firm with $50 billion in assets under management.

In 2014, Vadini founded Torus Sphere, Inc. a software company focused on data visualization and predictive analytics. Torus Sphere, Inc. launched Glew, an ecommerce analytics platform.

Television & film

American Entrepreneur was a business TV show running on PBS from 2005-2006 that showcased prominent business entrepreneurs across the Carolinas. Taken from IMBD page: “In a 30-minute television interview, serial entrepreneur Michael A. Vadini uncovers the accomplishments, hardships and lessons learned from the founders, CEOs, and Presidents of some of America's most tenacious companies.”

Vadini acted as executive producer on two independent films, Swimming in a Lake of Fire (2010) and Esposito (2011). Both were produced from Vadini’s company Skylark Productions.

N.C. Senate

Vadini ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina State Senate in District 37. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary and lost to Daniel G. Clodfelter (Democrat) in the general election. Vadini listed his top priorities as: mortgage reform, judicial reform, education in our district, reforming transportation spending, reforming our tax structure.

Awards & features

  • 2006 Finalist for the Carolinas Entrepreneur of the Year Award sponsored by Ernst & Young
  • 2008 Finalist for the Carolinas Entrepreneur of the Year Award sponsored by Ernst & Young
  • 2008 Entrepreneur Magazine feature “Loyalty Pays: Show Investors You Car, and They’ll Show You the Money”
  • School of Communications Advisory Board at Elon University (2006-2014)
  • Trustee at Baldwin Wallace University (2014-Present)
  • References

    Michael Alan Vadini Wikipedia


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