February 28, 2018 – The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-based executive search firm, has placed Luc Grimond as partner and managing director at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a strategic management consulting firm.
He joins the firm’s Southeast Asia technology advantage practice in Singapore.
In his role for BCG, Mr. Grimond is responsible for helping clients across a wide range of industries shape their digital and technology agenda to drive sustainable growth and impactful changes.
Mr. Grimond has more than 18 years of experience in the consulting industry in the areas of digital strategy & transformation, customer experience, and operations. He brings a track record of directing strategy, governance, and transformation efforts for Fortune 500 companies in a wide range of industries including high-tech, telecommunications and natural resources.
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Most recently, Mr. Grimond was managing director, Asia-Pacific digital transformation lead for Accenture, a top global professional services company that provides a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. In that role, also in Singapore, Mr. Grimond established and led the sales, marketing & customer service business practice for the firm’s communication, media & high-tech practice. Earlier in his career, he was a solution architect for i2Technologies (now JDA Software Group) in London. He holds a master of science degree in computer sciences from the University of London, King’s College.
The Boston Consulting Group is a globally recognized strategic management consulting firm with 90 offices in 50 countries. The firm advises clients in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors around the world, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 500. Three years ago, the company was ranked second in Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.”
The Lancer Group, which was founded in 1998, is used by private equity firms, their portfolio companies and public corporations to deliver top leaders. The firm specializes in board-driven search mandates, including CEOs, CFOs, C-suite executives and board directors as well as private equity investment professionals and operating partners. It has provided strategic counsel to clients across a range of industries and has particular expertise in technology, industrial, energy, healthcare and consumer markets.
Beyond Traditional Search
With relationships at over 50 of the top 100 private equity firms, the Lancer Group provides a range of pre-deal private equity advisory services beyond traditional executive search. These services include deal origination, diligence support and introductions to “backable” executives. The firm also makes equity co-investments through its private equity affiliate, L Capital. It is privately held and operates from offices in Boston, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Sydney.
Just recently, the Lancer Group opened a new office in Dallas and named Kevin Anderson as partner. Mr. Anderson has over 20 years of experience in executive search across the IT services, software, industrial technology, hardware and communication sectors. He has conducted numerous searches for boards of directors, chief executive officer, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, chief information officer and vice president positions. Prior to joining the firm, he held leadership roles at Korn Ferry and Heidrick & Struggles.
Recent Search Work
The Lancer Group recently recruited Ed Daihl as CEO of Accela, a provider of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions to government agencies worldwide. In this new role, Mr. Daihl brings four decades of government, SaaS, and systems integration experience to Accela in addition to having a track record of driving top-line growth and increased margins for public and private equity-backed companies.
The firm tapped Paul Salay as CEO of Gladson Interactive, a provider of digital content and retail omni-channel optimization solutions for the consumer-packaged goods and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industries. Most recently, Mr. Salay served as chief commercial officer of Cision, a GTCR-backed public relations technology firm.
Lancer Group also placed Craig Halliday as CEO of EMS Software, a JMI equity-backed provider of meeting and room scheduling software solutions to Fortune 100 companies, higher education institutions, law firms, conference centers, and government organizations. Mr. Halliday has over 20 years of experience leading top companies in the enterprise software space and a strong track record of growing business to achieve consistent and profitable growth.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media