Management Team

Fadi Chehadé

- Chairman

Fadi Chehadé is Chairman and CEO at Chehadé & Company.He also serves as the Senior Advisor to Prof. Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, on the Digital Economy and Society. Fadi is also Senior Advisor to ABRY Partners in Boston, a private equity firm focused solely on media, communications, and digital business/information services investments. He is a director on the boards of two ABRY portfolio companies: Sentry Data Systems, a leader in healthcare technology solutions, and Vocado LLC, a cloud-based education software company Fadi founded in 2007.

Fadi is also a fellow at both Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government. He works closely with the faculty and students of these leading institutions to explore innovations in digital governance. He is also a board member at the University of Southern California’s Center for Public Diplomacy.

Prior to founding Chehadé & Company, he was the President and CEO of ICANN, the global authority managing the Internet's logical infrastructure, which ensures one Internet for the world. During his 4-year tenure at ICANN, he led the globalization of the organization, strengthened its operations, and expanded the global trust and legitimacy of its transnational role. He also guided ICANN's historic path to independence working closely with its community for two years, culminating in the successful delivery of a final proposal for ICANN's independence and accountability to the U.S. Government.

Fadi also founded and led several companies in the digital space, including Viacore which was acquired by IBM in 2006. Before that, he founded and served as the first CEO of RosettaNet, an IT Industry Coalition establishing pioneering standards for eBusiness in the late 1990s.

He received an M.S. in Engineering Management from Stanford University and a B.S. in Computer Science summa cum laude from New York University's Polytechnic.

Dan Driscoll

- President & CEO

As Vocado’s President & CEO, Dan Driscoll is responsible for the company’s strategic direction, operational excellence and client satisfaction. He joined the Vocado management team in 2012 and has focused its direction on optimizing the Higher Education Financial Aid Value chain.

Previous to Vocado, his 29-year career with technology firms spanned large companies: Intel and IBM; start-ups: Cymbolic Sciences Intl. and Viacore; and rapid change environments: Printrak Intl. and Partners Consulting. Mr. Driscoll has raised over $100 million in venture funding for start-ups, driven both organic and accretive growth, and engineered successful transitions to next business stage via IPO and M&A.

Dan has created value and streamlined operations in markets ranging from computer hardware to image processing software, from SaaS to fingerprint scanners, and from supply chain B2B hubs to professional services for IT. Throughout his career, he has held positions of CEO, COO, or President, and has served on the Boards of both public and private firms.

Sam Witt

- Chief Operating Officer

Samuel Witt joined our team in July of 2010, after completing a six-year engagement with Deloitte & Touche, where he played a vital role in the delivery, management and support of the largest public sector business and technology transformation project in the firm's history. Over the span of his career, he as worked with over a dozen corporations, providing consultation services to the high tech, pharmaceutical, durable goods, retail, insurance, real estate and public sectors.

Over the last thirteen years, Sam has developed a unique understanding of the challenges companies face when business innovation is driven by a technology solution. He has developed a keen understanding of the risks and rewards associated with product development and delivery, and has gained a well rounded view of all aspects of product development, implementation and support.