ON Partners Recruits CEO for MacStadium

November 27, 2023 – Co-president Matt Mooney and partner Jake Espenlaub of ON Partners have recruited Kenneth Tacelli as the new president and CEO of MacStadium, an Atlanta-based Mac cloud provider. He succeeds co-founder Gregory McGraw, who has transitioned to executive chair of the MacStadium board of directors. Mr. McGraw recently announced his retirement after a 12 year tenure building and leading the company. “We are thrilled to welcome Ken to MacStadium and are confident that his extensive operating and leadership experience will help the company continue to meet and exceed the evolving needs of our client base and support our continued growth,” said Mr. McGraw. As executive chair, Mr. McGraw will work closely with Mr. Tacelli and the MacStadium leadership team to help ensure a smooth and successful transition.

“On behalf of the board of directors, I want to welcome Ken to MacStadium and extend a sincere thank you to Greg for his exemplary leadership,” said Michael Medici, a managing director at Summit Partners and member of the MacStadium board of directors. “MacStadium has grown significantly in the last decade and solidified its position as a leader and trusted partner in the cloud-based Mac computing space. With the addition of Ken’s strong strategic, sales, and operational experience, we look forward to the company’s continued growth and development in the years to come.”

Mr. Tacelli has served in leadership roles at a number of technology-led companies and brings significant expertise in go-to-market strategies and operations to this new role. Most recently, he served as COO and division president for Domino Data Labs, an enterprise MLOps platform company.. Before that, he held senior executive positions at several companies, including Alfresco, Datawatch Corporation, OpenText, CA Technologies, and EMC, where he led key strategic, organizational and operational improvement initiatives and played a central role in executing several acquisitions.

“It is a tremendous honor to serve as MacStadium’s next CEO,” said Mr. Tacelli. “I am humbled by the support I have received from Greg and the entire board, and I look forward to building upon MacStadium’s unique position as the innovative leader simplifying Mac cloud solutions to the Apple ecosystem, collaborating with our global partners, and building our business with the help of our tremendous team.”

Founded in 2011, MacStadium is a private Mac cloud provider delivering scalable and secure enterprise cloud solutions exclusively for macOS. The company’s suite of software-enabled infrastructure, combined with its innovative technology, delivers the security, performance, reliability and flexibility its DevOps customers require for successful app development on Apple devices.

Just recently, ON Partners helped to recruit Jason Davis as chief product officer of MacStadium. “We’re thrilled to welcome Jason to the team,” said Michael Landreth, MacStadium’s co-founder and CEO. “His proven track record of success in product strategy and development will be a significant advantage for us. We’re entering an exciting era of continued growth, product transformation and building upon our commitment to promote innovation in the Apple enterprise.”

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Mr. Davis has over two decades of experience in product roles across various stages of growth and post-IPO B2B companies. He specializes in devising growth-focused product strategies catering to both enterprise and SMB markets. Mr. Davis previously served as vice president of product management at Sauce Labs, where he spearheaded the strategy and execution of testing applications, implemented product-led growth tactics and optimized user acquisition, conversion and retention.

Serving Clients Since 2006

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.

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 and Danny Bolger of ON Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Hemant Kashyap as the new chief product officer of Clio, a provider of cloud-based legal technology. “I am incredibly delighted to welcome Hemant Kashyap to Clio as our chief product officer,” said Jack Newton, founder and CEO of Clio. “With his visionary thinking and proven track record, we are poised to reach new heights with our product and to push the boundaries of what’s possible in legal technology. Hemant’s passion for customer success aligns perfectly with our company’s core values, and I am truly excited about the incredible impact we will have with his leadership.”

Mr. Mooney, based in Atlanta, has more than 25 years of experience in executive search. He has placed over 400 executives in C-level, general management, and board leadership positions across his consulting career. The sectors he has served include technology, consumer products and services, financial and professional services, and industrial. The organizations he has partnered with include public, private equity, venture capital and growth equity. Mr. Mooney has helped build over 25 executive leadership teams at public and high growth organizations.

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.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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