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The Lancer Group places Tom Wilkas as CFO of SAFEbuilt, a Riverside Company-backed leading provider of community development services

calendarMarch 6, 2017
The Lancer Group places Tom Wilkas as CFO of SAFEbuilt, a Riverside Company-backed leading provider of community development services

DENVER, CO – The Lancer Group places Tom Wilkas as Chief Financial Officer of SAFEbuilt, a leading provider of community development services for local governments and public agencies. SAFEbuilt is backed by The Riverside Company, a New York City-based private equity firm investing across the technology, healthcare, consumer, business services, and manufacturing & distribution sectors.

In this new role, Tom will serve as a business partner to the CEO and will be responsible for further professionalizing and developing the firm’s financial and operational capabilities to support continued top and bottom line growth.

Tom brings to SAFEbuilt over 20 years of financial experience for PE-backed, VC-backed, and publicly traded companies specializing in M&A, capital raising, growth acceleration, and strategic exits. He most recently served as CFO for PaySimple, a SaaS FinTech company, where he led all strategy, finance and accounting in addition to being responsible for successfully selling the company to a Private Equity firm.

He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in Finance from Indiana 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, 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 SAFEbuilt
Founded in 1992, SAFEbuilt partners with over 200 communities throughout the United States for the efficient delivery of privatized community development solutions including: building department services, community and transportation planning & zoning and community improvement services (commonly known as code enforcement and rental housing program), in short-and long- term engagements. The company’s team of dedicatedexperts has worked closely with local governments for over 20 years to meet theircommunities’ unique needs by offering a personalized approach that provides innovativetechnology, proven best practices, expert personnel and improved service levels.

About The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring growing businesses valued at up to $400 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has investedin more than 450 transactions. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 80companies.

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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