Little Rock-based Circumference Group, led by former Alltel and AIS executive Jeff Fox, has named Kurt Silverman, Luca Sechi and Virgil Prewitt to newly created leadership positions focused on growing the firm’s private investing strategy, the firm announced Tuesday (Oct. 26).
In their roles, Silverman, Sechi and Prewitt will leverage their operational and strategic experience to further strengthen Circumference Group’s ability to provide support to its partner companies.
Circumference Group invests in both public and private companies, providing long-term capital and ongoing support to help its partners build sustainable and successful businesses.
“At Circumference Group, we believe the long-term success of a company is based on its ability to deliver sustainable value to customers,” said Fox, CEO and Founder of Circumference Group. “I have personally worked with Kurt, Luca and Virgil in multiple situations over the last decade, and I am thrilled to welcome them to Circumference Group as we continue to expand our investing platform.”
Silverman serves as chief technology officer of Circumference Group, focusing on technology assessment and strategic review while simultaneously guiding the technology execution of private portfolio companies. He brings to Circumference Group more than 35 years designing, developing, implementing, managing, and selling mission critical global B2C and B2B platforms for the internet, media, communications, energy and e-commerce industries.
Prior to joining Circumference Group, Silverman held senior positions at Endurance International, Limelight Networks, Convergys, Comverse, CSG International, Lucent, Bell Labs and Kenan Systems. He also serves as a research advisor for Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan School of Management. Silverman holds a master’s degree in management information systems from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in economics from M.I.T.
Sechi serves as chief strategy officer of Circumference Group, where he leads the firm’s efforts to expand its investment universe to private and early-stage opportunities. In this role, he also helps to assess investments in the technology sector, focusing on digital marketing, SaaS, and the Small and Medium Business market. Sechi holds a master’s degree in corporate strategy from Bocconi School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in business and administration from the Catholic University of Milan, Italy.
Prewitt serves as Circumference Group’s principal architect, conducting technology and operations research and analysis to support the firm’s investing decisions. He has more than 35 years of software creation and assessment experience, covering the entire lifecycle of software development, deployment, monitoring and support. Before joining Circumference Group, Prewitt was Principal Architect at Limelight Networks, where he was responsible for the video, storage and function-as-a-service development organizations. He previously served as an Enterprise Cloud Architect for Oracle Corporation, where he serviced Fortune 500 companies.