ON Partners Recruits Chief Technology Officer for Victory Live

January 4, 2024 – Matt Mooney and Jake Espenlaub of ON Partners have helped to place Sathish Gaddipati as chief technology officer of Victory Live, a Clearlake Capital Group backed  technology platform. “I am honored for Sathish to join Victory Live as CTO,” said Sam Soni, founder of Victory Live. “Sathish is an experienced  executive that will help propel our engineering and product teams – and our company as a whole – to new levels of growth and sophistication.”

Mr. Gaddipati brings technology leadership experience to Victory Live, having spent over 20 years designing and building distributed platforms, SaaS products, and data & analytics platforms across verticals that include media & entertainment, financial technology, and transportation, among others.

Most recently, he served as CTO of Passport, a mobility software and payments company, where he developed Passport’s data products strategy and led the engineering organization. Prior to that, Mr. Gaddipati served as CTO of Syntellis Performance Solutions and CTO of Cardlytics. He has also worked previously with Omnitracs, The Weather Channel, The Walt Disney Company, InterContinental Hotel Group, and Sun Microsystems.

“I am excited for the opportunity to join the Victory Live team,” said Mr. Gaddipati. “Sam is an innovative entrepreneur and I look forward to working with him and the team to grow the business and to empower our clients and business partners through our technology solutions.”

Victory Live is a technology platform focused on sports and entertainment, event management, data, and ticketing technology that offers an end-to-end software and services platform for the ticketing industry, managing thousands of sports and events tickets on behalf of both professional resellers and ticket rightsholders.

Over $70 Billion of Assets Under Management

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is an investment firm founded in 2006 operating integrated businesses across private equity, credit, and other related strategies. It has over $70 billion of assets under management, and its senior investment principals have led or co-led over 400 investments. The firm is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA with affiliates in Dallas, TX, London, Dublin, Ireland, and Singapore.

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 is one of the fastest growing search firms and this year is ranked as one of the Top 20 recruiting platforms in the nation by Hunt Scanlon Media.

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.

CTOs in High Demand

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum and executive search firms have been there to meet this demand. Here is an overview of some top firms working with organizations to fill their needs for technology executives from the Hunt Scanlon archives.

Jim Bethmann of Toronto-based Caldwell recently placed Richard Bonner as the new chief technology officer for Accelsius, which is working to remove the thermal constraints in computing. Mr. Bonner most recently served as vice president of R&D at Advanced Cooling Technologies (ACT). In this role, he was responsible for ACT’s research and development group, including personnel, P&L, revenue, and new science, technology, and product development. The R&D portfolio included emerging heat pipe, phase change material, pumped-two-phase, phase separation, combustion, energy harvesting, coatings, and advanced computational modeling technologies among others. Before that, Mr. Bonner served in various engineering positions with ACT.

Hudson Gate Partners recently recruited Brad Shapcott as the first chief technology officer of Mogo, a NASDAQ-traded digital payments and financial technology company in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ryan Kellner, Hudson Gate’s head of technology recruiting, was retained to lead the search. “We are very excited to have Brad join as our inaugural CTO,” said Greg Feller, president of Mogo. “Brad has a wealth of industry experience and we believe he is the perfect person to lead our technology organization to the next level, and to execute on our biggest new product introduction.”

Chicago-based Cooper Coleman LLC  has assisted in the recruitment of Gillian Power as the new chief technology officer of Lambda Legal. “We are proud to have Gillian join our team as our new chief technology officer,” said Kevin Jennings, CEO of Lambda Legal. “Gillian’s rich depth of experience and ability to adapt quickly to technological change will be critical to the success of our organization. I’m excited to work with her to establish a technology roadmap and strategy for the organization that will advance and support its mission and goals.”

Related: Caldwell Fills Technology Posts for Concentra Bank  

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

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