April 30, 2019 – The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm, recently placed Brad Rogers as CEO of Motility Software Solutions in Altamonte Springs, FL. Past CEO George Naspo has moved to the role of executive chairman of the board of directors.
“It is an exciting time for Motility,” said Mr. Naspo. “This past year we established a strong foundation to build our business and I feel we are very fortunate that someone with Brad’s level of experience and industry knowledge is taking the wheel for our next phase of growth.”
Mr. Rogers is an industry veteran who brings over 15 years of deep experience providing software solutions to the automotive industry. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer of RouteOne, a joint venture between Ally Financial, Ford Motor Credit Company, TD Auto Finance and Toyota Financial Services. He joined the company during its inception in 2002 and since then RouteOne said it has grown to be the market-leading provider of F&I software solutions to the automotive industry.
In his new role, Mr. Rogers will oversee technology, support, professional services, and sales and marketing. He will be responsible for positioning the company for its next phase of growth.
Motility is a provider of end-to-end dealer management software solutions for the special vehicle industry. The company is backed by leading lower-middle market private equity firm Serent Capital.
The Lancer Group, established in 1998, is a leading retained executive search firm that serves private equity firms, their portfolio companies and public corporations. The firm specializes in board-driven search mandates including CEOs, CFOs, C-suite 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, 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, which is privately held, operates from offices in Boston, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Sydney.
Scott Dunklee, founder of the Lancer Group, has been instrumental in broadening the firm’s practice areas into private equity and publicly-traded companies.
Booming Private Equity Sector Feeds TritonExec’s Expansion to the U.S.
Aside from the big-branded executive recruiters, all of whom devote significant time and manpower to talent acquisition initiatives throughout the PE space, a number boutique search firms are working alongside these investment brands to provide talent up and down the functional scale.
Following that demand, London-headquartered executive search firm TritonExec has expanded its private equity practice into the U.S. by opening new offices in Atlanta and New York. The U.S. expansion is being led by partner Abe Doctor. Not surprisingly, the firm noted that its private equity practice has been the fastest growing segment of TritonExec’s business.
Its private equity affiliate, L Capital, is a specialty private equity firm focused on the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sectors. L Capital makes equity co-investments alongside leading buyout and growth equity funds and provides value-added advisory services to these private equity partners including diligence support, deal origination and executive search.
These co-investments allow the Lancer Group to be fully aligned with its private equity clients and gives the firm an “owner’s perspective” that informs its executive search and advisory services.
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