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Vantage Partners completes executive search for business analytics leadership role at educational services platform company, a venture supported by the leading publishers in North American higher education.

San Mateo, California (2013) – Vantage Partners, a leading boutique, executive search firm based in the Bay Area, is pleased to announce the completion of the Vice President of Business Intelligence search for CourseSmart, a leading educational services platform company and the world’s largest provider of digital course materials. Mario Vinasco joins CourseSmart as the new Vice President of Business Intelligence bringing over 15 years of experience in leadership roles in data driven analytics successfully applied in finance, operations, digital and marketing in market-leading companies including Ask.com, Google, Symantec, HP and Intuit.

At CourseSmart, Mario’s role as the Vice President of Business Intelligence is chartered with driving the company’s business intelligence solutions strategy leveraging actionable insight and analytics from complex business data to continually improve business processes. CourseSmart required a unique set of skills and experience in a business analyst executive who could manage the delivery of major business intelligence projects and programs across multiple company functions. “Mario Vinasco brings to the table an exceptionally qualified track record of success in analytics and business intelligence. He has the unique combination of technical leadership, engineering economics and strategic analysis that will enable CourseSmart to achieve transformational results,” said Tom Callahan, Managing Director at Vantage Partners, who completed the search in just 64 days, in an industry where the average length of a search is 90 days.

As a partner to venture-funded software companies, Vantage Partners works in collaboration with executive management teams to complete searches for key executive level stakeholder roles at the C-level and at the VP and SVP-level in Engineering, Products, Marketing, Operations and Sales.

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