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About our company

Our story

Founded in 2013, Signal Vine was born out of Harvard University research conducted on reducing "summer melt" through advisor-led text nudges. With a proven use case to engage students, our team combined expertise in software and mobile technology to build a product that has grown into higher education's most impactful two-way text messaging platform. Today, hundreds of institutions are using Signal Vine to engage students, staff and employees. From getting students to college and hitting enrollment goals, to retaining students and up-skilling the workforce, our customers are reaching their goals with help from the Signal Vine team. We believe in the power of conversation to build communities and to strengthen the opportunity for all to succeed.

Our team

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Brian Kathman
Chief Executive Officer
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Brian Kathman
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Chief Executive Officer

Brian is an entrepreneur with a BS in Marketing from Indiana’s Kelley School of Business and an Executive MBA from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. He has deep experience in technology, philanthropy, and high-growth companies. Prior to starting Signal Vine, Brian was the Chief Operating Officer at Arabella Advisors, a philanthropy services firm which grew 1000% during his five years. But most of his career has been spent building technology companies from an early stage.

In addition to Brian’s entrepreneurial ventures, he has helped grow several early-stage businesses, most notably InphoMatch/Mobile 365 where he established key contracts which became 75% of its revenue. The business was eventually sold to Sybase in 2006 for $430 million.

Jamie Riepe
Chief Revenue Officer
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Jamie Riepe
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Chief Revenue Officer

Jamie is a results-oriented strategist. Whether an operator or an investor, he delivers transformational growth. He’s at home in high-velocity environments and leads by creating environments and building teams that are productive and fun. He’s a player-coach at heart and is passionate about education as a gateway to good.

Prior to Signal Vine, Jamie served as Vice President of Corporate Development at Hobsons and served as a member of the executive team. He was responsible for delivering strategic growth initiatives across Hobsons’ major end markets, geographies and functions through M&A, corporate strategy, and strategic partnerships. Jamie began his career at Donaldson, Lufkin, Jenrette as an Associate in Equity Research covering the semiconductor and traditional media sectors.

He earned an M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Psychology.

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