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The Lancer Group places Ed Daihl as CEO of Accela, an ABRY Partners and Bregal Sagemount-backed leading provider of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions for state and local governments

calendarMarch 27, 2017
The Lancer Group places Ed Daihl as CEO of Accela, an ABRY Partners and Bregal Sagemount-backed leading provider of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions for state and local governments

SAN RAMON, CA – The Lancer Group places Ed Daihl as Chief Executive Officer of Accela, a leading provider of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions to government agencies worldwide.

In this new role, Ed brings four decades of government, SaaS, and systems integration experience to Accela in addition to having a proven track record of driving top-line growth and increased margins for public and private equity-backed companies. He will be responsible for leading the next phase of growth for Accela by strengthening the firm’s product expansion in core markets, growing recurring revenue by adding new cloud offerings, and pursuing strategic acquisitions while further expanding internationally.

Most recently, Ed served as Senior Vice President of Epicor, where he managed a P&L of ERP and retail software solutions spanning 5,000+ clients across 11 international markets. He previously served as CEO of Surgical Information Systems (SIS) – leading provider of software solutions for the healthcare industry and Vista Equity portfolio company that sold to Norwest Equity Partners in 2011 – where he led the release of numerous new product lines that enabled substantial revenue growth for the company, as well as significant reduction in implementation time and complexity for SIS’s customers.

Ed’s earlier career includes serving in various executive roles including President at both CAPS Logistics and BaaN Supply Chain.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Data Processing from the University of Baltimore.

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, 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, 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.

Founded in 1998, The Lancer Group is privately held and operates from offices across North America and Australia (

About Accela
Accela provides a platform of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement software to governments of all sizes. The Accela Civic Platform includes solutions to cost-effectively manage critical enterprise functions and mobile apps to foster greater citizen engagement. From asset, land and legislative management to licensing, finance, environmental health and more, Accela’s software drives efficiency for approximately 2,200 governments and is accessible to more than 160 million citizens worldwide. More than 80% of America’s 50 largest cities have implemented at least one of Accela’s many solutions.

In 2017, the Company was named to Government Technology’s GovTech100 for the second straight year. In 2016, it was ranked as one of Inc. Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America, listed as a Top 50 Private Company in the East Bay by SF Business Times, named one of the 50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Companies to Work For, and designated

a Certified Great Workplace by independent analysts at Great Place to Work. Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, California, with offices in New York, Boston, Portland, Salt Lake City, Melbourne and Dubai.

About ABRY Partners
Founded in 1989, ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced and successful media, communications, business and information services focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its founding, ABRY has completed over $42 billion of transactions, representing investments in over 450 properties.

About Bregal Sagemount
Founded in 2012, the firm provides flexible capital and strategic assistance to market- leading companies in high-growth sectors across a wide variety of transaction situations. Bregal Sagemount invests $25 million to $150 million per transaction into both control and non-control positions, and will make equity and/or junior debt investments. Targeted sectors include software, digital infrastructure, healthcare IT and services, business and consumer services, and financial technology / specialty finance.

Firm Contacts
Scott Dunklee
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2860

Michael Misiaszek
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2868

Liliana Corona
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2874

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