The Lancer Group Places Jerry Needel as President and General Manager of everydayhero

SAN DIEGO, CA, October 12, 2016 — The Lancer Group places Jerry Needel as President and General Manager of everydayhero, a Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB; LTM Rev: $684M) company and innovative crowd fundraising solution. Blackbaud is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good.

In this new role, Jerry will be primarily responsible for growing the everydayhero brand in the United States while accelerating adoption globally.

Most recently, Jerry served as SVP of Revenue & Corporate Partnerships at Indiegogo, an international crowdfunding website, where he led the firm’s corporate partnerships, global sales, and marketing efforts. He previously served as SVP and General Manager for Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN’ LMT Rev: $6.2B), global performance management company, where he established a social-media focused joint venture between Nielsen and McKinsey & Company where he held the role of COO.

He holds a B.A. degree in PR and Marketing from Pennsylvania State University.

About The Lancer Group

The Lancer Group is a leading retained executive search firm that is trusted by private equity firms, their portfolio companies and public corporations to deliver high-impact leaders. The firm specializes in board-driven search mandates including CEOs, CFOs, Csuite executives and board directors as well as private equity investment professionals and operating partners. The Lancer Group has provided strategic counsel to clients across a range of industries and has particular expertise in technology, industrial, energy, healthcare and consumer markets.

With relationships at over 50 of the top 100 private equity firms, The Lancer Group provides a range of pre-deal private equity advisory services beyond traditional executive search. These services include deal origination, diligence support and introductions to “backable” executives. The firm also makes equity co-investments through its private equity affiliate, L Capital.

Founded in 1998, The Lancer Group is privately held and operates from five offices: Boston, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Sydney. For more information, please visit: The Lancer Group ( or L Capital (

Joanna Chang

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