Board of Advisors
Thomas J Galligan IIIRETIRED CHAIRMAN,CEO AND PRISIDENT OF PAPA GINO’S INC.
Tom Galligan is the retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Papa Gino’s Inc. Mr. Galligan has 30 years experience in management, finance and operational engineering with emphasis on long range planning. Prior to joining Papa Gino’s, Tom held senior executive positions at Circle K Corporation and Morse Shoe, Inc. Early in his career, he was associated with PepsiCo, Inc. and Pepsi Cola Bottling Group division. He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Young & Company. Tom currently sits on the board of several other public and private companies. A First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1966-1969, Mr. Galligan’s tour of duty included service in the United States, Germany and Vietnam. His meritorious awards include the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Air Combat Medal. Mr. Galligan holds a BD degree in Biology/Chemistry from Boston College and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Scott BeersPRESIDENT AND CEO – THE SWITCH
Scott Beers began his 30-year career in television broadcasting in systems integration as an intern at Northeastern University. In 1984 he founded Beers Associates, Inc. a firm that provided both equipment and solutions to the television broadcasting community, where he served as CEO from 1984 to 2001. Scott cofounded The Switch in 1991 and has grown to become the leading customer controlled fiber transmission provider in North America. The Switch currently provides advanced video switching services from 29 locations across The United States, The United Kingdom, and Canada. The Switch was created to provide cost-effective, customer controlled television and audio signal routing services to the broadcast industry. Its customers include domestic and international television networks, common carriers, local broadcast stations, and producers and distributors of sports, entertainment, news, financial and public service television programming. Scott has served as President and CEO since its inception.
Martin MaddenPRESIDENT – INFOCOMMERCE PARTNERS
Martin Madden founded Infocommerce Partners in 2014, and serves on the Board of CFO Publishing. He has over twenty years of private equity investment experience. Mr. Madden co-founded Seguin Partners Fund in 2006 and serves as General Partner. At Seguin he led the acquisitions of CFO Magazine and CFO’s acquisition of IE Group, and the fund’s investment in Genesis Solutions where he also served on the Board. From 1992 until 2006, Martin was a Managing Director of Bariston Partners in Boston where he specialized in the acquisition of B2B companies. He currently serves on the Board of Bariston which is also winding up its investment portfolio. Mr. Madden began his career in 1982 as a lending officer at Bank of New England in Boston, where in 1985 he became Vice President at its investment banking subsidiary BNE Associates. He holds a BA from Tufts and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire. He is active in various community organizations in and around Newburyport, MA.