Polachi Inc. Appoints Principal

October 18, 2019 – Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the ladder within their respective firms. Just recently, executive search firm Polachi Inc. promoted John Atsalis to principal.

Since joining Polachi in 2015, Mr. Atsalis has executed on an extensive portfolio of retained C-suite and VP searches for high growth technology companies ranging from venture to private equity and the Fortune 500. He specializes in recruiting impactful executives in all functional areas (CFO, CRO, CTO, CMO and respective VP-level) for clients across the technology spectrum (enterprise, consumer, fintech, digital health, robotics and aerospace).

Notable clients Mr. Atsalis has collaborated with include Zerto, Socure, Bevi, Accion Systems, HqO, ETQ, Charles River Development, AspenTech and PTC. With this promotion to principal, Mr. Atsalis will focus on building relationships with founders, executives and investors in Boston and across the country.

Prior to Polachi, Mr. Atsalis served in the U.S. Air Force. He received a bachelor’s degree in physics from the College of the Holy Cross.

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.

The firm is run by Peter and Charley Polachi. They both recruit CEOs, board members and other officer-level executives for public and private technology companies. Charley Polachi 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.

Recent Work

In recent months, Polachi Inc. has been involved in a number of searches for various C-level roles. Here is a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Polachi placed Tony Callini as the CFO of iZotope, a music-focused tech company. Charley Polachi spearheaded the assignment. For over 25 years, Mr. Callini has gained extensive financial and operational leadership experience, specifically in helping to lead innovative companies through periods of growth and transformation, while capitalizing on new opportunities. 

Polachi placed former Monotype legal executive Dawn Rogers as the new general counsel of Veracode in Burlington, MA. Partner Charley Polachi spearheaded the assignment. “Rogers’ impressive and versatile background makes her a powerhouse addition to Veracode’s mission to put innovative, worry-free security software in the hands of every business they work with,” said Mr. Polachi.

Polachi 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.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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