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

Polachi Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Veracode

Recently, executive search firm Polachi Inc. placed Elana Anderson as chief marketing officer of Veracode, a provider of application security testing solutions. Charley Polachi spearheaded the assignment. Reporting to CEO Sam King, Ms. Anderson will head Veracode’s global marketing, branding and communications programs to help the company achieve its growth strategy. “Elana’s success building global brands in established

Polachi Inc. Appoints Principal

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the ladder within their respective firms. Just recently, executive search firm Polachi Inc. promoted John Atsalis to principal. Since joining Polachi in 2015, Mr. Atsalis has executed on an extensive portfolio of retained C-suite and VP searches for high growth technology companies ranging from venture to private equity and

Polachi Recruits CFO for iZotope

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Recently, executive search firm Polachi Inc. placed Tony Callini as the CFO of iZotope, a music-focused tech company. Charley Polachi spearheaded

Polachi Places General Counsel for Veracode

Executive search firms have been called in to find new general counsels for various organizations this year. Recently, Boston-headquartered executive search firm Polachi Inc. placed former Monotype legal executive Dawn Rogers as the new general counsel of Veracode in Burlington, MA. Partner Charley Polachi spearheaded the assignment. “Rogers’ impressive and versatile background makes her a powerhouse addition to Veracode’s

Press Releases

HqO Appoints Manish Barmecha as Vice President of Product

BOSTON, MA, August 6, 2019 – Polachi Access Executive Search is proud to have supported HqO in their search. Barmecha’s experience in executive-level SaaS products and team management, along with strong analytic and planning skills makes him an excellent addition to the team at HqO. HqO is a tenant experience platform that helps landlords create

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