January 5, 2022 – San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Alan Matuszak as the new chief technology officer of Greenphire, a global provider of financial lifecycle management for clinical trials. Vice presidents Katelyn Quaresma and Ned Lanphier led the assignment. “We’re delighted to have Alan join our team,” said Jim Murphy, CEO of Greenphire. “Over the years, Greenphire has established itself as an innovator, market leader and trusted partner. The organization’s success is the result of our team’s deep commitment to continuous improvement and evolution.”
“Alan comes in with an outstanding track record of technology leadership success in high growth SaaS businesses spanning both the clinical and financial domains,” Mr. Murphy said. “His breadth of experience, technical depth and pragmatic style make him a perfect fit for Greenphire.”
With over 30 years of experience delivering software solutions for multiple industries, Mr. Matuszak has a diverse combination of skills in the areas of technology strategy, architecture, design, integration, and software development of SaaS products. He was previously vice president of engineering at Medidata Solutions, a leading SaaS provider in the life sciences industry focused on clinical trial automation. Mr. Matuszak was responsible for managing the development, maintenance, and growth of several software products during his tenure at Medidata. Prior to that, Mr. Matuszak was CTO at eLynx, where he led the development and growth of the Expedite SaaS platform for automating the mortgage origination process for the nation’s leading mortgage lenders.
In his new role, Mr. Matuszak is responsible for leading Greenphire’s software engineering and technical infrastructure related functions, ensuring security, scalability, and reliability across the company’s solution suite. He will also work closely with the product management team to execute the company’s strategy in developing solutions and products that will result in more efficient and successful clinical trials.
“Clinical trials are a passion of mine, especially in finding ways to help patients get treatments faster,” Mr. Matuszak said. “Our goal at Greenphire is to improve the whole experience for patients, while helping to streamline administrative and financial processes for sponsors, CROs and investigator sites. It’s a wonderful challenge to play such an integral role in managing Greenphire’s growth trajectory, building off its already well-known presence in the market.”
Greenphire is the leader in global clinical trial financial process automation. Greenphire’s solutions optimize clinical trial performance by streamlining payment and logistical workflows from sponsors and CROs to sites and patients. The company is headquartered in King of Prussia, PA.
Serving the PE Sector
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 scores of others, to recruit software talent and assess and evaluate teams at every stage of the investment lifecycle, from growth equity to buyout.
Search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist private equity-backed firms and their portfolios across the nation find top-level talent, including chief executives, chief people officers, CFOs and other C-suite roles. All are seen as key players as organizations grapple with the continued fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Just recently, Bespoke Partners placed Frank Vella as CEO of cloud-based digital marketing provider Constant Contact. The appointment comes after a $400 million growth equity investment by Clearlake and Siris funding Constant Contact’s spin-out from Endurance International Group Holdings Inc. announced in February.
The search firm has completed over 600 searches since its inception a decade ago. Its expertise includes all C-level searches across multiple functional domains, including financial officers, HR & 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.
Since joining Bespoke Partners in 2015, Ms. Quaresma has placed executives across the C-Suite at public and private equity backed companies. With a focus on the finance function, she has worked with firms such as Thoma Bravo, Accel-KKR, Clearlake Capital Roper and Vector Capital in solving for crucial CFO hires. Ms. Quaresma has placed executives at companies like Bomgar, WebPT, Imprivata, T2Solutions, NetDocuments, Corel, CheetahMail, Oversight, Achieve3000, MedeAnalytics Qognify and Pluralsight.
Based in Philadelphia, Mr. Lanphier helps lead Bespoke’s chief technology officer and chief product officer practice for private equity-backed software and technology companies. Prior to joining Bespoke, he spent 11 years in sales and sales management at Yelp, Intuit and Growlabs (acquired by AdRoll Group).
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media