March 11, 2016 – Executive search firm Bespoke Partners has recruited Edward Sander as chief executive officer of Model N, Inc. Founder and current chairman and CEO, Zack Rinat, has assumed the newly-created role of executive chairman of the company.
Kristie Nova, founding partner of Bespoke Partners, led the search.
Mr. Sander brings a decade of experience running high growth, global enterprise software organizations. He was most recently global vice president and general manager at NICE Systems.
“After an extensive search, we are thrilled that Edward Sander will become our new CEO,” said Mark Leslie, a Model N director. “Edward has the experience, skills, and proven track record to take Model N to new heights in the years ahead.”
“I am personally gratified to have attracted an executive of Ed’s caliber to be our CEO,” said Mr. Rinat. “Edward is bringing additional executive leadership and deep scalability know-how to Model N. I am delighted to welcome Ed to the company, and I look forward to working closely with him to ensure continuity over the coming months and years.”
Model N is a provider of revenue management cloud solutions for life science, technology and manufacturing companies. The company is a partner to some of the world’s largest brands, including Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Boston Scientific, Novartis, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Atmel, Fairchild and Marvell.
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San Diego-headquartered Bespoke Partners assists private equity firms deliver seasoned executives to their portfolio companies. The firm has served clients including Rubicon, Insight Venture Partners, TravelClick, Personify, Cherwell Software, Abila and TA Associates.
The firm recently expanded its staff with the addition of Adam Szepkouski as a principal. He is responsible for executing C-level searches for the firm’s new and existing clients as well as internal lifecycle process enhancement and whitepaper development. Prior to joining Bespoke, Mr. Szepkouski was a member of Deloitte Consulting LLP, where he developed business strategies focused on emerging technologies.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media