Lancer Group


At The Lancer Group we guide Private Equity Partners, Boards, and Portfolio executives on critical CEO and C-Level hiring decisions when they can have the most impact – whether after an acquisition, in preparation of a liquidity event, or during a period of significant change. Our clients tell us that we help them “punch above their weight” and place executives they never thought they could attract.

We focus on three very broad and highly transformative industries: Technology, Consumer, and Healthcare. We see an increasing convergence in the three sectors we play in – something we know will be an escalating trend. Today, a multi-site healthcare services business is just as likely to recruit a best-in-class digital marketing expert as is one of our eCommerce clients. While deep sector expertise from a search consultant remains crucial, sometimes you need a search team that brings a cross-industry perspective to a unique, challenging search assignment. Lancer’s distinctive One-Firm P&L model ensures that every search across the firm matters to every partner.

Completed Searches


The Lancer Group Places Cheri Williams as SVP Services of IQMS

PASO ROBLES, CA, January 25, 2017 — The Lancer Group places Cheri Williams and Senior Vice President, Services at IQMS, a leading provider of ERP and Manufacturing Software solutions to the automotive, medical, packaging, CPG, aerospace, defense and manufacturing industries. IQMS is backed by TCV, leading private equity and venture capital firm investing in top technology companies. Cheri

The Lancer Group Places Michael Wiechart as an Operating Partner Focused on Healthcare at The Riverside Company

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 24, 2017 — The Lancer Group places Michael Wiechart as an Operating Partner at The Riverside Company, a leading global private equity firm focused on making control-and non-control investments in growing businesses valued up to $400 Million. Since its founding in 1998, Riverside has invested in more than 450 transactions, and its international portfolio

The Lancer Group Places Tamara Saunders as CFO of Telesoft

PHOENIX, AZ, January 18, 2017 — The Lancer Group places Tamara Saunders as CFO of Telesoft, a leading provider of technology expense management software solutions to global enterprises. Telesoft is backed by technology-focused private equity firm, Sumeru Equity Partners. In this new role, Tamara will be primarily responsible for laying a strong financial operating foundation in addition

The Lancer Group Continues Expansion with Addition of Jeff Yolen and Peter Deegan

SAN DIEGO, CA, October 13, 2016 — The Lancer Group, a leading retained executive search firm that partners with private equity firms, their portfolio companies, and public corporations, announced that Jeff Yolen and Peter Deegan have joined the firm. Jeff Yolen, Partner, joins the Boston office and Peter Deegan, Principal, is based out of Philadelphia. Jeff and

The Lancer Group Places Jerry Needel as President and General Manager of everydayhero

SAN DIEGO, CA, October 12, 2016 — The Lancer Group places Jerry Needel as President and General Manager of everydayhero, a Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB; LTM Rev: $684M) company and innovative crowd fundraising solution. Blackbaud is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. In this new role, Jerry will be primarily responsible for growing the everydayhero