Steven Carpenter Appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Grovo

San Francisco, CA - May 10, 2017 - Grovo, the technology company redefining workplace learning, today announced that it has named Steven Carpenter as its Chief Executive Officer. Jeff Fernandez, previous CEO, will join its board of directors.

Before joining Grovo, Steven served as an Executive-in-Residence at Accel Partners. Previously, he was the Global Sales & Operations executive at Dropbox, where he developed, managed, and scaled teams to help Dropbox for Business operate, sell, and grow across the world. As the founding CEO of two (acquired by Dropbox) and Cake Financial (acquired by E*Trade)--Steven has deep experience in a variety of business models, including consumer technology, web and mobile services, B2B software, and SaaS.

“We’re thrilled that Steven is joining us. With over 20 years of experience starting and growing technology companies, Steven brings the perspective, ingenuity, and operational excellence to lead Grovo’s next chapter,”  said Sameer Gandhi, partner at Grovo-investor Accel Partners and member of Grovo’s board of directors. “We believe Grovo has the potential to be a commanding presence in the large and growing learning and development space, and we’re confident in the ability of Steven and this team to take it there.”

Earlier in his career, Steven managed strategy and ran day-to-day operations for Rhapsody, one of the first digital music subscription services. He also led business development at financial services startup myCFO, founded by Jim Clark and backed by Kleiner Perkins, as well as at online photo site Snapfish.

“I joined Grovo because I believe the company can make a huge impact in the work and wellbeing of employees everywhere,” said Carpenter. “Spending on next generation learning technology like Grovo is currently the fastest growing sector in HR technology. This is an industry ripe for the innovation Grovo is bringing to it, and I’m excited to work with the team to best position the company to take on this massive opportunity.”

About Grovo

As the leader in microlearning, Grovo is redefining learning for today’s rapidly changing workplace. The company’s intuitive technology and bite-sized content empowers anyone to create and scale engaging, effective learning experiences and deliver them right at the moment of need. Grovo’s microlearning platform gives employees at the world’s most forward-thinking companies the fastest way to build the behaviors to perform their best. Headquartered in NYC with an office in SF, Grovo has been recognized as #2 on Fortune Magazine’s "Best Places to Work" list, thanks to its own culture of learning. Learn more at

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