Chris McWade, Chairman and Co-Founder
Christopher McWade co-founded Connected Living in 2007 to create a better way to maintain contact with aging family members across state borders.
In 1993, Chris co-founded Team Enterprise, a privately held marketing and field service agency, where he worked until 2006. Team Enterprises provides event marketing and manpower solutions for companies such as Miller Brewing Company, Bacardi, Coca Cola, Dunkin Donuts, and AOL/Time Warner Cable. Chris ran the media division and helped grow revenue to $60 million. During this time, he also co-founded, incubated and sold two successful Web companies: Beer.com, which sold to Interbrew Worldwide, and Diamond.com, which sold to Softbank/Odimo.
Prior to co-founding Team Enterprise, Chris ran the sales department at WFXT TV-25 Boston (News Corp) and WJMN Radio (Ardman Broadcasting).
Chris holds a BSBA from Nichols College, where he concentrated in marketing and Management Information Systems.
Sarah Hoit, CEO and Co-Founder
Sarah Hoit is a career social entrepreneur focused on companies that impact larger social issues. She co-founded Connected Living in 2007 to bring digital inclusion to the 60 million underserved Americans who do not have easy access to digital technology.
Sarah was previously Founder, Chairman and CEO of Explore, Inc., a program developed in response to the growing need for quality after-school and summer programs. Through partnerships with school districts and community members, Explore operated programs that met the academic and social needs of every student through the integration of experiential learning, homework and skill lessons, physical education, and community services, and served over 75 schools in nine states. Sarah sold the company in April 2001.
Prior to founding Explore, Sarah played a major role in the development and implementation of President Clinton's AmeriCorps, the Corporation for National & Community Service. Serving as the Director of Business Planning in the White House Office of National Service, she organized and drafted the business plan for this $600 million organization based on private-sector models, resulting in a highly successful first year for the program in which more than 20,000 Americans devoted a full year to community service projects nationwide. As AmeriCorps' Deputy Director, Sarah managed the start-up and program operation for this new national division with residential service campuses. For her accomplishments, she was honored with The Timberland Corporation's Annual Award for National Service Leadership.
Sarah was a Managing Director and Partner at Thomas Partners Investment Management, a Managing Director with Sylvan Learning Systems, a national supplemental education company, and a Management Consultant to senior management in multiple industries in corporate strategy, marketing, and communications.
Sarah holds a BA with Honors from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School (HBS), where she was awarded a public service fellowship. She teaches a class each year at HBS and Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business on social entrepreneurism.
Tom Hogan, CTO
A technology executive for nearly 20 years Tom Hogan brings extensive system and software development, project management, and leadership experience to Connected Living.
Prior to joining Connected Living in July 2012, Tom served as SVP of Product and Engineering for Navagate, Inc, a software product and services company with a focus on financial services. Tom also held the positions of CTO at Navagate for 4 years prior to launching Navagate’s offshore services division and serving as Managing Director.
Prior to Navagate, Tom was the National Technology Director for Financial Planning Solutions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and also launched and served as the Boston Operations Director for SSDS, a networking and software solutions provider.
Tom holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park in Political Science.
Terri Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Sales
Terri Sullivan joined Connected Living in November 2007 to promote the Connected Living program to the Senior Living industry and build the business by fostering strong customer partnerships.
Terri holds nearly twenty years of new business development, account management and marketing expertise. Before joining Connected Living, Terri worked as the Global Accounts Manager at Premiere Global Services, where she led partnerships with Fortune 500 companies. She also worked in sales and sales management positions at NEC America, Unicom Screen Printing, and 3M.
Terri holds a BS in Management from Bentley University and an AS in Computer Information Systems from Cape Cod Community College.
Adebola Jimoh, Vice President of Sales
Adebola Jimoh joined ConnectedLiving in 2012 as Vice President of Sales. In this capacity he is responsible for the strategic growth and direction of all government business. Within ConnectedLiving his duties include new client acquisition, strategy development, program management and existing client management.
Prior to joining ConnectedLiving, Ade was Director of Strategic Initiatives and Program Development for One Economy where his work included Management and facilitation of the Community Technology program, which teaches residents of low-income housing computer literacy and community outreach. Prior to this, Ade served as a District Relationship Manager with Wells Fargo, where his work included management practices and business retention activities. Ade was also a Professional Football player in the NFL for five years with the Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears and New England Patriots.
Ade holds a BA in Marketing from Utah State University and an MBA from Westminster College.
Neil Sullivan, Vice President of Operations & Customer Experience
Neil Sullivan joined Connected Living in February 2008 as the first Ambassador, and helped pilot the first communities. In his current role, Neil oversees all operations and customer escalations. This includes the ConnectedLiving Center and all Operations Managers and Certified Ambassadors. In addition, Neil ensures all customers including residents, families, community associates, and regional and corporate teams have a positive ConnectedLiving experience. Neil works closely with his team to provide the best customer service and is committed to meeting and exceeding client expectations.
Neil has over 15 years of Public Relations and Marketing experience. Prior to joining Connected Living, he served as an Account Executive at Team Enterprises, where he was responsible for the development and execution of Marketing Strategies for clients such as Coca Cola, Dunkin Donuts, AOL/Time Warner Cable, Fox Sports Net, Mt. Sunapee and Southex Exhibitions. Neil also worked as Junior Account Executive at Aigner Associates, a Public Relations firm where he worked on accounts such as New England Development, Children's Trust Fund, and Quebec Tourism.
Neil holds a BA from Salem State College.
Susan Silva, Vice President of Marketing
Susan Correa Silva joined Connected Living in 2012 to drive the marketing efforts of the company.
Susan was most recently Principal and Co-Founder of BANTERcreative, a branding, strategic planning and media design firm for social impact companies. Prior to that she was VP of Design Development at MVG, a national real estate developer; and Partner and Co-Founder of Chellis Silva Associates, a senior housing consulting firm based in Wellesley, MA. In 2001 Susan also organized and ran the national conference “Redefining Retirement Communities: Innovations for a New Generation of Seniors.” She has been a member of AAHSA/LeadingAge for the past 12 years and currently serves on the Board of Springhouse Retirement Community where she is the Chair of the Building Committee.
Susan has a BSE in Entrepreneurial Management from Wharton and a Master in Architecture from Harvard.
Anna Hall, Vice President of Business Development
Anna Hall joined Connected Living in November 2007 and implemented the first pilots of the Connected Living product and services. In her current role with Connected Living, Anna creates training, programming, curricula and evaluation mechanisms for residents, their family members and Community associates to continuously innovate the Connected Living offering and to provide quality assurance.
Anna has focused her entire career around her passion for working with seniors and their caregivers. She has an extensive background in the senior living industry where she worked as an Alzheimer’s Program Manager, Activity Director, Regional Activity Director, Sales & Marketing Director and corporate Sales & Marketing Director for independent, assisted and Memory Care Communities. Anna successfully created and executed therapeutic programming initiatives for residential and adult day Alzheimer’s care programs and experiential training programs for direct care employees.
Anna holds a BA in English and Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, and received a certificate in Network Administration from Boston University.