January 12, 2018 – The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm, has opened a new office in Dallas and named Kevin Anderson as partner. The firm now has six offices in the U.S. and internationally.
Mr. Anderson brings to Lancer Group 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.
At Heidrick & Struggles, he led the firm’s IoT (internet of things) practice and was a founding member of the Austin, TX office where he created a strong technology market presence in the Southwest. Mr. Anderson was previously a founding partner of Anderson Partners, where he served clients in multiple industries with a focus on private equity and venture capital. His primary concentration was on developing and growing the firm’s technology practice.
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The Dallas-Fort Worth area has one of the largest concentrations of corporate headquarters for publicly traded companies in the U.S. Fortune 500 companies based in the area include: Comerica Bank, AT&T, Energy Transfer Equity, American Airlines, HollyFrontier, Southwest Airlines, Tenet Healthcare, Texas Instruments, Dean Foods, Trinity Industries and Energy Future Holdings. Dallas is the third most popular destination for business travel in the country.
“Over the last decade, Texas and the broader Southwest have become major markets for both technology companies and related private equity investments,” said Simon Francis, managing partner of Lancer Group. “Given his experience and technology focus, Kevin is a perfect fit to help the Lancer Group expand its dual focus on private equity and technology sectors into this region. More broadly, Kevin’s IoT expertise will be a key differentiator for our service offerings.”
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Mr. Anderson said he was excited about the challenges ahead. “The Lancer Group has done a superb job of listening to its private equity clients and developing a comprehensive offering including executive search, pre-deal diligence advisory services and equity co-investments,” he said. “The Lancer Group platform allows someone like myself, who comes out of a larger search firm, to have all the resources and tools to quickly start serving my client base. I look forward to building a presence in the Southwest and continuing to grow The Lancer Group’s technology brand within the private equity community. “
The Lancer Group is an executive search firm 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.
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