CIO Partners Appoints Leader of Private Equity Practice

January 10, 2024 – CIO Partners has named Jennifer Becker as the new managing director and leader of its private equity practice. “Jennifer’s knowledge in the private equity space and expertise in executive search position her to strategically lead our private equity practice,” said Joe Gross, president of CIO Partners. “Her appointment is a planned move to enhance our capabilities and offer our client partners unparalleled insights and services in this dynamic sector.”

“Ms. Becker brings a wealth of experience and a track record in executive recruiting,” CIO Partners said. “Her background in working with private equity firms and her understanding of the technology landscape make her an ideal fit for this role. Ms. Becker’s appointment is a testament to CIO Partners’ dedication to providing top-tier executive search services and their focus on aligning with the evolving needs of the private equity market.”

Ms. Becker most recently served as managing director, executive services practice at Q2 Executive Services, providers of executive search, interim leadership and project staffing solutions for mid-senior Finance, IT, and Ops professionals in various industries including healthcare, Tech/FinTech, financial services and manufacturing.

In her new role CIO Partners, Ms. Becker will be responsible for driving the growth of the private equity practice, fostering relationships with key stakeholders, and ensuring the delivery of search services for private equity firms and their portfolio organizations. Before that, she was vice president with Tyler & Company. Prior to that, Ms. Becker was vice president and market leader with Accretive Solutions and a client services partner with Tatum.

“I am excited to join CIO Partners and contribute to the firm’s distinguished legacy in executive search and hiring solutions,” said Ms. Becker. “I look forward to leveraging my experience to enhance our offerings in the private equity sector and to help our clients achieve their strategic objectives through extraordinary technology leadership.”

Related: CIO Partners Seeks Chief Information Officer for Northeastern University

Marietta, GA-based CIO Partners is focused on technology leadership searches across all industries and corporate sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 100 organizations. Founded in 2001, the firm specializes in and emphasizes that it understands the uniqueness of the top technology roles.

With over 25 years of experience in the technology sector, founder Mike Burgett brings a wealth of hands-on experience to his global clients and to his local community. Prior to founding CIO Partners, he was CIO for a $1 billion private Fortune 500 organization. There, he led technology services from an operational perspective and was able to customize and implement a process-based approach and customer service within a corporate IT organization. Mr. Burgett began his career as a systems engineer with the global technology consulting company Electronic Data Systems. As a technology consultant within the automotive engineering and manufacturing industry for General Motors, he honed his technical ability and developed his strong sense toward process and project management.

Recent Search

CIO Partners recently placed Ashish Patel as portfolio president and chief information officer for UMGC Ventures’ AccelerEd. A seasoned technology executive, Mr. Patel brings more than 20 years of experience in IT services, consulting, and E-commerce operations to AccelerEd.

As portfolio president and CIO, Mr. Patel leads the IT strategy and oversees the teams that modernize global enterprise applications and provide IT managed services for the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) and other prominent partner institutions. Building on AccelerEd’s history of innovation, his current knowledge and future vision of information technology advances the company’s mission of improving the student experience around the globe. He will report to the CEO of UMGC Ventures.

Related: CIO Partners Seeks Chief Information Officer for Veritas Veterinary Partners

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

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