February 4, 2022 – Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, a co-founder of Artico Search, has placed Whitney Bouck as managing partners Insight Partners, a global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software scaleup companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. “The search was for an operating MD to join Insight Partners’ team,” said Ms. Chatfield-Taylor. “Insight is one of the world’s most accomplished investors in the global scaleup software arena focused on three pillars of scale, focus and experience. We needed an operator whose experience was emblematic of that focus. Someone who knew how great companies get to scale, and what excellence looks like.”
“We were fortunate as this focus resonated with top operators,” Ms. Chatfield-Taylor added. “Whitney Bouck was a clear match, as a deeply experienced enterprise software executive, with over 30 years of experience in leadership, strategy, sales, marketing, and business operations. She’s also deeply passionate about helping other executives find success so the match was ideal.”
Ms. Bouck is an enterprise software executive, advisor, investor, and board member with 30 years of experience in leadership, strategy, sales, marketing, and business operations. She has extensive background in product strategy, marketing, thought leadership, market category creation, mergers and acquisitions, P&L management, and strategic planning.
Ms. Bouck previously served as COO of HelloSign. In this role, she was responsible for growing and scaling the business to meet the extreme growth in demand from companies large and small for automation of legally binding e-signature workflow. Ms. Bouck currently serves on the board of directors for Trengo, BlueOcean and Paycor.
Founded in 1995, Insight Partners has invested in more than 400 companies worldwide and has raised through a series of funds more than $30 billion in capital commitments. Insight’s mission is to find, fund and work successfully with visionary executives, providing them with practical, hands-on software expertise to foster long-term success.
Artico Search Launches to Help Companies Build, Scale and Protect
No one could argue that Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor and Matt Comyns, both of whom recently departed from Caldwell to co-found their own executive search firm, Artico Search, are anything less than ground-breaking search leaders. They are both among the very best in their respective specialties, recruiting some of the most sought after, and costliest, hires in the search industry and building successful practices and teams in their areas of specialty. In joining forces, they are looking to create a powerhouse search brand that reflects their experience, passion, and core values focused on delivering the people to drive change and transformation in the tech industry.
Ms. Chatfield-Taylor’s team focuses on executive-level search for scaleup venture capital and private equity-backed technology companies. The team has deep expertise in global enterprise software, data and consumer internet businesses. Ms. Chatfield-Taylor is deeply passionate about the importance of diversifying the industry, with a full 53 percent of her placements tracked since 2019 being underrepresented executives.
Serving the VC and PE Sectors
With offices in San Francisco, New York, and Austin, Artico is off to one of the fastest starts among boutique search firms in recent memory. Ms. Chatfield-Taylor co-founded Artico with Matt Comyns, a cybersecurity leadership expert, to lead the firm’s rapidly expanding growth executive search team. Given the billions of dollars flowing into venture capital and private equity investments these days, as well as the ever-present threat of cybersecurity breaches, the founders expect big growth acceleration ahead.
Ms. Chatfield-Taylor’s team focuses on executive level search for scaleup venture capital and PE-backed technology companies, and have deep expertise in global enterprise software, data, and consumer internet businesses.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media