About Us

Polachi, founded in 2002 and headquartered in Boston, is a retained executive search firm providing Access Executive Search™ services to technology, private equity and venture capital clients. We specialize in recruiting CEO, GM and VP level executives for companies throughout the United States and through our Access Search Partners partnership which we founded, we have partnerships with search firms around the world. We have access to and have specialty practices for Venture Capital, Private Equity and Board needs. Our clients are both privately held and publicly traded, small and large. Nationally recognized, we have built our reputation for excellence by applying the highest professional and quality standards to a tailored, customized project approach for each client and assignment.

We have the infrastructure, resources and reach of the large firms with the agility, personal touch and energy of the boutique firms.

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We are search industry veterans who know your market. We have been living and working in technology for decades. We have seen the high highs and the low lows. Working successfully with our clients from start-ups through multi-nationals, we are intelligent, experienced professionals who will work with you throughout the process, identify and customize your needs and deliver results.

We know how to build top management teams and we deliver success. We have a proven track record of finding Presidents and CEOs, as well as VPs of Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Business Development, Finance, Operations, and Professional Services. We also have a Board Member practice and an Investment Professional practice. People know and respect us. They answer our calls.

We have superior access to the best talent. We have the resources, reach and brand of the large firms with the agility and personal touch of the boutique firms. We do not have candidate contention and have minimal off-limits restrictions compared to the large firms. Our connections are current and deep and we are committed to diversity.

We utilize all current advances in research, technology and social media. We have deeply invested in state of the art tools and our international proprietary database to track talent. We are the creators of the Access Executive Search™ model. We have the speed, energy and unmatched agility that you deserve to get you access to the absolute best talent.

We offer you our full team. The Polachi team collaborates on each and every search. We are a group of professionals who work together giving you our full attention. We never hand off work and we never misrepresent who will actually be doing the work once the deal is signed. Our Partners personally manage their team and run every search they book, from beginning to end, delivering real value and superior results.

Solutions And Expertise

  • Board Services
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Cloud Based
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • High Tech
  • Internet
  • Mobile
  • Private Equity
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Venture Capital
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • Information/Digital
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Research & Develop.

News Briefings

With Hiring in Full Swing, Job Seekers Remain in Control

Low unemployment and high demand for talent is feeding a recruiting environment where job seekers and new employees are more and more in control. CareerBuilder and SilkRoad have released the results of a new joint survey identifying job seekers’ and new employees’ expectations for hiring and onboarding. It is eye opening to say the least. Candidates today have higher

Polachi Finds Chief People Officer for Bottom Line Technologies

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies the chief human resource officer plays a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. The focus instead is on building talent

Polachi Recruits CTO at Henry Schein Inc.
Polachi Henry Schein Christopher Pendergast CTO

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum. Chief technology officer hiring, in fact, is expected to grow 18 percent by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. It’s a trend that is keeping executive search firms well occupied. Assisted by search firm Polachi Inc., Henry Schein Inc., a provider of

Polachi Fills Board Positions for Progress Software

Executive search firm Polachi Inc. has placed Sam King and Angela Tucci as new members of the board of directors at Progress Software in Bedford, MA. The board, through its nominating and corporate governance committee, and with the assistance of Polachi, selected Ms. King and Ms. Tucci from a large pool of highly qualified individuals, including candidates suggested by the company’s shareholders. The

Press Releases

Another Successful Board of Directors Search by Polachi Access Executive Search

BOSTON, MA – We are very excited and proud to have worked recently with our client Progress Software (NASDAQ: PRGS) to find two new board members. Progress Chairman John R. Egan said, “Sam and Angela are both highly accomplished business leaders with extraordinary track records and they bring a wealth of expertise and diversity to our

Terrafugia Names Chris Jaran as Chief Executive Officer

BOSTON, MA – Chris Jaran is a veteran in the aviation industry having held various positions in several influential companies including Bell Helicopter. He actively participates in non-profit aviation organizations and serves on various aviation administration and association committees. Terrafugia was founded by five award-winning MIT graduates with the vision of creating practical flying cars. Together,

Bottomline Technologies appoints Stephanie Baker Lucey as their new Chief People Officer

BOSTON, MA – With over 18 years in global Human Resources, Steph Lucey has proven to be adept at creating a vision and developing exceptional teams. “We know Steph’s experience navigating organizational complexities will make her a great fit for our client Bottomline Technologies,” said Charley Polachi of Polachi Access Executive Search. About Polachi Polachi is

Computer Associates Software appoints Brian Rigney as their new Chief Executive Officer

BOSTON, MA – CAI Software LLC is a perfect fit for Brian Rigney’s deep experience in building high-growth, customer-centric, technology businesses. As the new CEO, Brian will lead the company’s growth and corporate development efforts to build upon its industry leading enterprise management solutions. Brian’s sales and business development leadership roles at venture-backed start-ups and private

Verint Appoints Stephen Gold as New Member of the Board of Directors

BOSTON, MA – Verint (NASDAQ: VRNT) a global leader in Actionable Intelligence Solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of Stephen Gold the CTO and Chief Digital Operations Officer at Hudson’s Bay Company, to its Board of Directors. The team at Polachi was excited to work with Verint to find the perfect match. About Polachi Polachi

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