August 16, 2023 – Daniel Bolger and Jake Espenlaub of ON Partners have helped to place Mike Soldan as the new chief executive officer for Intterra, an interagency common operational platform backed by Emberline. He takes over as CEO from Molly Hausmann, who has served in an interim-role since early 2023, after also holding the COO role. “As the world increases in complexity, we need to make it easier for first responders to do their job,” said Jon McLaughlin, a partner at Emberline. “Mike has a tremendous amount of experience building technology companies that simplify complex problems, and we look forward to seeing Mike take Intterra on this journey.”
“Mike is the right leader at the right time – his extensive track record in public sector software solutions is a perfect complement to Intterra,” said Jeff Johnson, a director of the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA). I can’t think of a better team than Intterra to help agencies around the country manage and mitigate risk.”
Mr. Soldan has led teams including B2B SaaS organizations within the public sector and education spaces, and has also advised many high-growth organizations on expansion initiatives. His core focus areas will be delivering on customer feedback faster, scaling Intterra’s data ecosystem to give customers more intel when they need it, and accelerating the deployment of Intterra’s common operating picture to all emergency needs.
“Intterra is on a rapid path to being the leader in all things emergency,” said Mr. Soldan. “Joining a team that is dedicated to helping first-responders and the communities they support is a dream. I’m committed to supporting Intterra’s customers by prioritizing an investment in technology and the customer experience. Our opportunity for growth is massive and I can’t wait to get started.”
Intterra is an interagency common operational platform providing real-time situational awareness software for firefighters, first responders, and the private sector. The company’s software tools allow communities to share situational information and respond to risks and events as they develop in real-time. Intterra is based in Castle Rock, CO.
Emberline is an investment firm focused on growing technology businesses in complex markets. The firm supports market-leading companies with capital, expertise, and active guidance. Its team comprises investors, executives, and innovators with decades of experience within public safety, government services, and tech-enabled businesses. Emberline is based in Washington, D.C., and Santa Fe, NM.
With a primary focus on technology, consumer, industrial, and the life science sectors, ON Partners recruits C-level and board talent for public and private companies, as well as venture capital and private equity firms. Founded in 2006, the firm’s consultants work from offices in Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Dallas; Menlo Park, CA; Minneapolis. MN; San Francisco; and New York. ON Partners was named one of the fastest growing search firms this year by Hunt Scanlon Media. The firm is now ranked as one of the 20 largest search firms in the nation.
Mr. Bolger partners with established organizations to modernize and transform their technology infrastructure and collaborates with growth companies across multiple functions to build executive leadership teams. For larger, established organizations, such as Fiserv, Allscripts, and Digital Realty, he has placed CTO, CIO, and senior-level executives. With growth companies, Mr. Bolger has placed executive leaders across a range of functions including sales, marketing, technology, finance, and engineering. He previously served as talent acquisition manager at PepsiCo.
Mr. Espenlaub serves the software, E-commerce, consumer, digital, and retail industries. Organizations he serves include public, private equity, and growth equity organizations with a focus on digital transformation. The functions he serves include go-to-market, product, technology, digital, and customer experience. Previously, he ran the technology practice at the Benefits Advisory Group.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media