Polachi Finds Chief People Officer for Bottom Line Technologies

June 14, 2018 – Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies the chief human resource officer plays a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce.

The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. The focus instead is on building talent as a key competitive advantage, with greater emphasis on culture, which includes values, ethics and the company’s mission.

Executive search firm Polachi Inc. recently placed Stephanie Baker Lucey as the new chief people officer of NASDAQ-traded Bottom Line Technologies in Portsmouth, NH.

“We know Steph’s experience navigating organizational complexities will make her a great fit for our client Bottomline Technologies,” said search firm partner Charley Polachi, who spearheaded the assignment.

With over 18 years in global human resources, Ms. Lucey has won a reputation for being able to create a vision and develop exceptional teams. Previously, she served as SVP of human resources for ClickSoftware. Before that, she was VP of HR for Everbridge, and prior to that, head of HR for a business unit at Cimpress. She also held HR roles with Visaprint, Avid Technology and Darwin Partners.

Bottomline Technologies is a provider of financial technology. Its focus on making business payments simple, smart, and secure positions the company to deliver on the potential of voice for B2B payments.


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Polachi Inc. provides access executive search services to technology, clean technology, private equity and venture capital companies. The firm recruits executive leaders for a client roster that includes Aspen Technology, Bottomline Technologies, Attunity, Cognizant Technologies, MAM Software, Trillium Software/Harte Hanks, FleetMatics, Lionbridge, Sparta Systems, Sevcon, Epsilon, Cognex, Plug Power, Mediamorph, Witricity, BlueConic, Perkins School, Knoa and Visual IQ, among others.

Mr. Polachi recruits CEOs, board members, and other officer-level executives for public and private technology companies. He also oversees Polachi Inc.’s venture capital and private equity specialty practice, which is dedicated to recruiting partners for leading venture capital and private equity firms around the world. Among his honors, Mr. Polachi was previously named among BusinessWeek’s Top 100 Most Influential Headhunters in the world.

Chief People Officers

In recent months search firms have helped companies find new chief people officers across the nation. Here is a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

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True Talent Advisory, a global platform for innovative human capital products and services, recently named John Foster as its new chief people officer. Mr. Foster previously founded Gamut Labs to advise start-ups on talent and culture and to help them …

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Executive search firm Lucas Group was recently retained to lead the chief people officer search for the new joint venture formed by affiliates of KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Company. Kyle Lehman, managing partner, human resources executive search, is spearheading the assignment.

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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

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