Anthony Abate

Founder, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Echo360, Inc.

Anthony Abate has served as Founder, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Echo360, Inc., an educational technology company that provides a suite of learning solutions to the higher education and continuing education markets globally, since 2007. Before joining Echo360, Mr. Abate served as a private equity partner, most recently at Battery Ventures, where he initiated investments, retained active board responsibilities, raised significant debt and equity capital, and managed exits via IPO or sale. Prior to that, Mr. Abate served as a consultant at McKinsey & Co., where he advised publicly traded companies and venture-backed start-ups on how best to capitalize on the ensuing business opportunities of digitization and convergence. Mr. Abate began his career in the U.S. Air Force, where he developed an advanced computer platform for the then-classified stealth aircraft program.

Mr. Abate currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Southeastern Grocers, a multi-brand grocery store business, and as a board member of GTT, a global IP network provider. Previously, Mr. Abate served as an independent director of Top Markets, BroadView Networks and CBeyond Communications. Mr. Abate graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and holds a Master of Business Administration degree with honors from Harvard Business School.