People

Peter Lachapelle
Founder & CEO

Peter Lachapelle, is the Founder and CEO of VinCompass. In Lachapelle’s 25 plus years of industry experience, prior to founding VinCompass, he was a Vice President and Special Advisor at IHS Inc. (IHS –NYSE). This role involved providing solutions to complex customer business problems within the IHS Product Life Cycle and Environment domains. IHS, Inc. provided critical information / insights, decision-support tools, and related services. During this time Peter also functioned as the Executive Sponsor of REACH Compliance Solut... Read More

Peter Lachapelle, is the Founder and CEO of VinCompass. In Lachapelle’s 25 plus years of industry experience, prior to founding VinCompass, he was a Vice President and Special Advisor at IHS Inc. (IHS –NYSE). This role involved providing solutions to complex customer business problems within the IHS Product Life Cycle and Environment domains. IHS, Inc. provided critical information / insights, decision-support tools, and related services. During this time Peter also functioned as the Executive Sponsor of REACH Compliance Solutions.

Prior to IHS he also held various General Manager / Vice President roles at i2 Technologies (ITWO –NASDAQ), a leading supply chain solutions company.  Previous to his time at i2, he was the President of Canadian and Latin American wholly owned subsidiaries of Mentor Graphics (MENT - NASDAQ), an electronic design automation company. In his early career he co-founded an electronics distribution company.

Lachapelle received his masters of business administration from the University of Western Ontario.  He has also completed various executive development programs at Harvard, ESIE, Kellogg, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University. Peter is married with two awesome daughters.


Ken Bado
Director

Mr. George M. Bado, known as “Ken”, is a turnaround expert, angel investor and board member with a consistent record of executing hyper growth for software companies and monetizing technology by solving their customer's critical business problems. Mr. Bado is the Chief Executive Officer of GMB Consulting LLC.

Prior career highlights for Mr. Bado include: Chief Executive Officer and President at MarkLogic Corporation, a Big Data company in the Bay Area, as well as Executive Vice President of Autodesk (ADSK-NA... Read More

Mr. George M. Bado, known as “Ken”, is a turnaround expert, angel investor and board member with a consistent record of executing hyper growth for software companies and monetizing technology by solving their customer's critical business problems. Mr. Bado is the Chief Executive Officer of GMB Consulting LLC.

Prior career highlights for Mr. Bado include: Chief Executive Officer and President at MarkLogic Corporation, a Big Data company in the Bay Area, as well as Executive Vice President of Autodesk (ADSK-NASDAQ) where he led the growth from $800 million to over $2 billion in 6 years. Mr. Bado has a proven track record in leading P&Ls including sales/marketing and services. Additionally, Mr Bado is an active board member on “Airex Inc” and non-profit “Voices of Hope for Aphasia”.

Mr. Bado holds a Bachelor's degree from Bethany College in West Virginia.


Mike Profita
Director

Bio

Mr. Michael J. Profita, 61, with over 30 years in high tech industries, Mr. Profita has a broad range of experience in both public and venture backed companies. Mr. Profita is a Partner in Momentum Capital and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Affluence Corp., Chief Financial Officer at Advizor Solutions, Inc., and Chief Financial Officer at Naerodynamics, Inc. Prior highlights of his career include EVP and CFO at Apropos Technology (APRS-NASDAQ) where he led their $100MM IPO. Additionally, Mr. Profita was president of thi... Read More

Bio

Mr. Michael J. Profita, 61, with over 30 years in high tech industries, Mr. Profita has a broad range of experience in both public and venture backed companies. Mr. Profita is a Partner in Momentum Capital and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Affluence Corp., Chief Financial Officer at Advizor Solutions, Inc., and Chief Financial Officer at Naerodynamics, Inc. Prior highlights of his career include EVP and CFO at Apropos Technology (APRS-NASDAQ) where he led their $100MM IPO. Additionally, Mr. Profita was president of thincSoft LLC and led the company from inception to exit. Mr. Profita is a frequent guest lecturer at Northwestern University and Marquette University and was named one of the top dealmakers in Chicago. Mr. Profita holds a MM in management from the University of Chicago, an MBA in Finance from Loyola University of Chicago and a B.S. in Economics and Finance from Marquette University.