BrainWorks Delivers on RightCrowd CEO Search

April 17, 2024 – Warren, NJ-based executive search firm BrainWorks has secured Jason Bohrer as CEO of RightCrowd, a Bloom Equity Partners company. Ashley Peretick collaborated with Bloom Equity and RightCrowd to assess the optimal candidate for the CEO position. “Recognizing the significance of partnering with a private equity firm and the imperative of possessing adept security management skills alongside practical experience, Jason Bohrer, former president/CEO of Sentry Interactive, emerged as the quintessential leader,” BrainWorks said. “His capacity to deliver informed and effective solutions underscores his ability to ensure success.”

“Jason is a seasoned leader with a distinguished track record of building operationally excellent organizations,” said Bart Macdonald, managing partner for Bloom Equity Partners, the New York headquartered technology investment firm. “His deep industry experience and stellar track record of delivering value to Fortune 2000 customers make him the ideal leader to push RightCrowd to new heights.”

Mr. Bohrer has over 30 years of senior leadership experience in the identity and access management industry. His track record includes tenures at large enterprise companies such as Sentry Interactive, CPI Card Group, HID Global, and Motorola, Inc. Prior to joining RightCrowd, Mr. Bohrer served as the executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance, a prominent not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing secure identity technology in the payments, identity, and access control industries. He was also an inaugural member of the University of Chicago Executive Institute.

“Bohrer’s appointment underscores RightCrowd’s commitment to excellence and its refocused efforts to deliver unparalleled value to its customers and stakeholders,” Bloom Equity Partners said. “With Bohrer at the helm, RightCrowd is poised to strengthen its position as a leader in the physical identity and access industry.”

“I am thrilled to join the talented team at RightCrowd,” said Mr. Bohrer. “The company’s commitment to innovation and its dedication to providing best-in-class secure identity and access solutions are truly impressive. I look forward to leading RightCrowd into its next phase of growth and success.”

RightCrowd is a provider of physical identity and access management solutions, allowing organizations to effectively manage access and identity in today’s dynamic and interconnected world. With a focus on innovation and customer-centricity, the company delivers solutions that enable organizations to enhance security, streamline operations, and drive business success. RightCrowd has offices in the United States, Canada, Belgium, Philippines and Australia.

In October, BrainWorks assisted in the recruitment of Catherine O’Brien as the new CFO of RightCrowd. Todd Shiner, VP, partner – accounting and finance, private equity PortCo. search for BrainWorks, and his team led the search for RightCrowd. Ms. O’Brien has experience in partnering with private equity firms, conducting M&A transactions, leading growth strategies, and has gone through a number of successful exits. She has been in the SaaS space for 15 years and has managed recurring revenue models ranging from $25 million to $150 million. Ms. O’Brien is a CPA who started her career in public accounting with BDO Seidman. She spent almost 10 years with Janus Capital where she managed all aspects of worldwide accounting operations for this $1.1 billion publicly-held mutual fund company.

Serving Clients Since 1991

Since 1991, BrainWorks has been providing executive recruiting services in the practice areas of private equity, consumer products, decision sciences and analytics, market research, and relationship marketing. The firm focuses on the recruiting needs of C-level and sub C-level management specifically within private equity and Fortune companies.

BrainWorks’ areas of focus include the following: Accounting & finance, accounting & finance – interim, analytics, data science & data governance, commodities technology & trading, consumer products, CRM & direct marketing, cybersecurity, data & data insights, ecommerce, digital media & entertainment, financial technology, go-to-market search – private equity/insurance and financial services, human resources, legal, market research & consumer insights, medical device, real estate, infrastructure and private investments, sales and marketing, supply chain & operations, and technology.

Ms. Peretick supports the BrainWorks’ sales and marketing practice as a senior account manager. In her 10 years of recruitment experience, she has gained expertise in both candidate engagement and key account management, spanning across functionalities and industries. “Ashley leads with an impressive sense of urgency and commitment to the client,” the search firm said. “Focused on building trust and genuine relationships though direct and honest communication, integrity, quick results and true partnership.” 

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

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