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The Lancer Group places Tamara Saunders as CFO of Telesoft, a Sumeru Equity Partners-backed company that provides expense and mobility management software and solutions

calendarJanuary 18, 2017
The Lancer Group places Tamara Saunders as CFO of Telesoft, a Sumeru Equity Partners-backed company that provides expense and mobility management software and solutions

PHOENIX, AZ – The Lancer Group places Tamara Saunders as CFO of Telesoft, a leading provider of technology expense management software solutions to global enterprises. Telesoft is backed by technology-focused private equity firm, Sumeru Equity Partners.

In this new role, Tamara will be primarily responsible for laying a strong financial operating foundation in addition to further scaling the business through organic growth and M&A while continuing to take market share through product and services innovation.

Tamara brings to Telesoft over 20 years of global industry and public accounting firm experience across several software and telecommunications companies. She most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Telesphere where she was responsible for all accounting and finance functions in addition to successfully selling the company to Vonage (NYSE: VG; LTM Rev: $939M).

Over her career, Tamara has successfully built and led finance organizations. Implemented complex financial systems, and led various financing rounds for leading public and private companies.

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 Telesoft
Telesoft is a leading provider of technology expense and mobility management solutions to global enterprises. Telesoft Connect—an industry leading cloud-based software platform— enables customer organizations to drive savings of up to 20-30% and provides a versatile tool set for on-going management through a single, innovative interface. Enterprise customers utilize Connect to manage technology expenses across mobile, cloud and IP / fixed footprints as well as usage, IT inventory, expense validation, cost reporting and financial system integration. Today, Telesoft serves over 200 enterprise and government clients representing billions of dollars of spend in the most complex, challenging and advanced enterprise environments in the world. The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and provides solutions to customers around the world. Investors include Sumeru Equity Partners, a Silicon Valley-based spin off of Silver Lake.

About Sumeru Equity Partners
Sumeru Equity Partners is a technology-focused private equity firm that invests in middle market companies across software, hardware and technology-enabled services. The firm was founded in 2014 by an experienced team from Silver Lake Sumeru, a private equity fund started in 2007 within Silver Lake. The Sumeru Equity Partners principals utilize their extensive operating and investment experience to partner with management teams to drive company growth and build strategic value.

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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