Bespoke Partners Initiates Coverage of the Healthcare IT Sector

January 11, 2024 – San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners is initiating coverage of the healthcare IT sector to provide clients with access to its network of software and SaaS leaders. “The healthcare IT sector is undergoing extraordinary growth and innovation,” said Eric Walczykowski, CEO. “As an executive search firm in software and SaaS, we recognize the urgent need for transformative leadership to propel this sector. Our expertise lies in identifying and securing top-tier executives adept at navigating and thriving in this dynamic and complex industry.”

Bespoke has completed 80 placements of top executives in private equity portfolio companies that are pioneering healthcare IT applications. “This heightened focus is a significant extension of Bespoke’s private equity client services program, underlining its dedication to influencing the leadership dynamics in key industry sectors,” the firm said. Bespoke has established a track record of leadership placements with private equity firms in this field, including Clearlake, Bain Capital, Battery Ventures, Thoma Bravo, and Vista Equity.

Zaneb Rashid, Bespoke research analyst, emphasized the diversity of applications encompassed by this new focus. “We’re extending our established expertise to the myriad sub-sectors within Healthcare IT,” she said. “Our aim is to furnish organizations with leadership that can exploit technology for transforming patient care, boosting operational efficiency, and fostering growth.”

Bespoke’s private equity client services program will now specialize in recruiting senior executives for software and SaaS companies across the healthcare IT landscape, covering areas such as R&D information management, patient experience management, electronic health records, practice management, billing and revenue cycle management, telemedicine platforms, and more.

Bespoke Partners is an executive search and leadership advisory firm dedicated to partnering with top private equity firms, including Francisco Partners, Clearlake Capital, WCAS, Insight Partners, GI Partners, General Atlantic, CVC Capital Partners, and TA Associates, among many others, to recruit software talent and assess and evaluate teams at every stage of the investment lifecycle, from growth equity to buyout. Bespoke Partners is headquartered in San Diego, and operates other regional offices in Austin, TX, and Philadelphia.

Related: Demand for Top Talent in the Private Equity Sector Continues

The search firm has completed over 1,000 searches since its inception a decade ago. Its expertise includes all C-level searches across multiple functional domains, including financial officers, HR and people, marketing and technology, as well as board of directors and internal private equity operating partner searches. The firm’s expanding leadership advisory platform includes organizational due diligence as well as executive assessment and coaching.

Past Additions

Bespoke Partners recently brought aboard Jessica Larson and Matt Sommi to lead the firm’s new private equity client services program. These new leaders will be expected to partner with clients to tailor Bespoke’s service offerings in talent advisory, executive search, curated network access, and leadership advisory to achieve the clients’ human capital goals. “Talent is by far the most critical factor for a private equity portfolio company to achieve the investment thesis,” said Mr. Walczykowski. “Our client services program enables private equity firms to analyze their human capital needs and tune our services to maximize the impact of talent on their growth goals. Jessica and Matt bring unmatched expertise and insight to working with highly successful private equity firms to generate outsized returns.”

Bespoke Partners Launches People & Talent Leadership Recruiting Practice

Bespoke Partners recently launched a new people &talent leadership recruiting practice for HR leaders. The firm has named Alexandra Bossetta as a partner and leader of the new practice. “Talent is the most important lever for value creation in private equity portfolio companies. That’s why finding the best human capital leaders for these companies is mission critical,” said Eric Walczykowski, CEO. “Alex is second to none in her knowledge of the talent market and what it takes for a human resources executive to be a strategic leader in the drive toward the investment thesis.”

Ms. Larson and Mr. Sommi join Bespoke Partners as the firm recently launched its Strategic Resourcing Group (SRG), providing curated access to a talent network of the software industry’s most accomplished executives. The service cuts months off the time to recruit world-class leadership by supplying real-time visibility into the leadership talent market and on-demand introductions to actionable executives. SRG proactively provides vetted slates of actionable executives to private equity firms to accelerate recruiting of leadership talent for their portfolio companies.

“You will solve your next executive leadership search before you start it,” said Mr. Walczykowski. “We know the executives who can achieve an investment thesis based on our unparalleled success in private equity human capital advisory. Our curated SRG slates bring you leaders with technical skills, interpersonal skills, and leadership acumen to drive your portfolio company to an on-target exit.”

The SRG service draws from Bespoke’s network of software and SaaS executives, built over a decade of working with thousands of candidates and 90 percent of the most active private equity software investors.

Related: Bespoke Partners Launches Strategic Resourcing Group to Serve PE Outfits

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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