SPMB Executive Search Recruits CEO for Suralink

June 3, 2024 – Bianca Moreno, Will Leach and SPMB Executive Search’s CEO practice, have placed Evan Fitzpatrick as the new CEO of Suralink, a client interaction platform for professional services firms. “From all of us at SPMB Executive Search, it was a pleasure to partner with Suralink and Luminate Capital on this important search,” the firm said. “We look forward to great things ahead as Evan leads the team in expanding Suralink’s product suite and driving growth in new markets & geographies.”

“After a thorough search, we’re glad to welcome Evan to the Suralink team,” said founder, former CEO, and current board member Tim Ballantyne. “Evan has an incredible track record of guiding companies through a customer-driven growth strategy. We are confident that his background in the accounting industry, as well as his breadth of experience with a multitude of other successful companies, will enable him to make an immediate impact on our strategy to deliver increasingly higher value to a broader set of customers globally.”

Mr. Fitzpatrick’s appointment comes as Suralink continues to experience rapid growth and receive significant market recognition for its innovative and customer-centric products. The company now serves more than 1,000 firms globally, including many of the largest audit, tax, and advisory firms in the world.

Mr. Fitzpatrick brings more than a decade of leadership as a senior executive at high-growth companies. Most recently, he served as the chief product officer at AuditBoard where he oversaw company strategy and product development. During his tenure at AuditBoard, he also served as SVP and general manager of the IT risk and compliance product line, overseeing product strategy and development as well as go-to-market and customer success. Prior to that, Mr. Fitzpatrick spent 10 years at Bain Capital as an operating partner and executive working with portfolio company management teams to drive transformational growth.

“I am honored to be leading Suralink as its new CEO,” said Mr. Fitzpatrick. “Suralink has created a category-leading customer-centric brand with a proven track record of building innovative products its clients love, and I’m excited to help the company continue to deliver on its mission. Suralink has incredible opportunities to further expand its product suite and drive even more growth in new markets and geographies. I look forward to working with our employees and clients to take Suralink to the next level.”

Specializing in technology and innovation, SPMB Executive Search recruits upper management and board members to growth-oriented companies in tech, consumer, and sustainability industries. SPMB has also placed dozens of senior executives at the portfolio companies of leading private equity firm partners including Blackstone, KKR, and TPG.

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Ms. Moreno is a partner at SPMB and a founder of the firm’s New York-based office with a focus on identifying senior talent up and down the eastern seaboard as well as across North America’s emerging tech hubs. She partners exclusively with market-changing growth equity and private equity-backed software and technology-enabled services companies to place C-level and EVP/SVP-level executives cross-functionally across North America. Ms. Moreno and her team have recruited CEOs and all functional areas reporting to the CEO.

Mr. Leach joined SPMB from Heidrick & Struggles, where he was a member of the financial services practice. In 2019, he helped open and lead SPMB’s New York office to bookend the firm’s national presence. As a project leader, Mr. Leach works across software, technology, and private equity clients to identify and place C-level executives. Having completed dozens of searches ranging from pre-revenue to the public markets, he has built an extensive network of innovative companies and transformational talent.

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SPMB recently recruited Samir Kapoor as the new chief technology officer of NYSE-traded Arlo Technologies, Inc., a smart home security brand in San Jose, CA. The search was led by Sean Lucq and Lea Hagglund from SPMB’s engineering and product practice. “As Arlo looks forward to its next stage of growth, we are excited to welcome Samir into Arlo’s executive leadership as its new chief technology officer,” said Matthew McRae, CEO of Arlo. “Samir brings a proven track record of leading complex engineering organizations that bring together hardware, software, and services into a holistic, complete solution, and Samir is uniquely positioned to lean in and excel in this challenging role.”

Mr. Kapoor is a seasoned C-level technology executive with deep experience leading complex engineering organizations across hardware, software, and SaaS technology companies. He has a track record of success at companies including Fitbit and Life360, where he also served as chief technology officer. Mr. Kapoor is an operating partner at Diversis Capital, a software and technology-focused growth private equity firm with over $1 billion AUM. He formerly served as executive vice president, engineering and product at Swift Navigation.

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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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