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The Lancer Group recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Software Company Syntellis

calendarApril 5, 2022
The Lancer Group recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Software Company Syntellis

Seasoned sales and customer success executive brings 20+ years of experience leading customer-centric technology organizations

CHICAGO, April 05, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Syntellis Performance Solutions, the leading provider of enterprise performance management (EPM) software, data, and intelligence solutions, today announced that Bill Franck has joined the company’s executive leadership team as Chief Revenue Officer. A seasoned global sales and customer service leader, Franck will oversee the company’s sales, professional services and customer success organizations and lead Syntellis’ go-to-market strategy.

“Bill’s decades of experience leading sales and client relations teams for SaaS-based software providers, combined with his collaborative leadership style, make him a natural fit for Syntellis,” said Flint Brenton, CEO of Syntellis. “He’s joining at a pivotal time as we continue to provide leading enterprise software and intelligence solutions for society’s most foundational organizations navigating complex market conditions. We look forward to having him on board to build upon this momentum.”

Franck joins Syntellis from Provation Medical, a procedure documentation and clinical decision support solutions software provider, where he served as Chief Sales Officer until the company’s sale to Fortive Corporation in December 2021. Having held senior leadership roles at companies including Elsevier, ADP, First Advantage and LexisNexis, Franck is well-positioned to help drive Syntellis’ next phase of growth. As CRO, Franck will work to deepen relationships with customers and channel partners while driving even greater momentum across the organization.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Syntellis at such an exciting time and working closely with our team and partners to provide innovative solutions that help make our customers’ financial, operational and strategic goals a reality,” said Franck. “Syntellis’ intelligent planning and performance solutions are playing an increasingly critical role as finance teams continue to transform at a rapid pace. I look forward to helping further accelerate our customers’ success and Syntellis’ already exceptional growth.”

Starting his career in the United States Army, Franck earned the rank of Captain. He earned his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology. Franck is based in Atlanta, where he resides with his family and will regularly connect with Syntellis colleagues, customers and partners at the company’s new headquarters in Chicago’s Fulton Market, which is due to open this Summer.

About Syntellis Performance Solutions


Syntellis Performance Solutions provides innovative enterprise performance management software, data and intelligence solutions for healthcare, higher education and financial institutions. Syntellis’ solutions include Axiom and Connected Analytics software, which help finance professionals elevate performance by acquiring insights, accelerating decisions and advancing their business plans. With over 2,800 organizations and 450,000 users relying on its solutions, Syntellis has proven industry expertise in helping organizations transform their visions into reality. Syntellis is backed by Madison Dearborn Partners and Thoma Bravo.


About Madison Dearborn Partners


MDP has a history in Chicago that dates back to the early 1980s when its founders built a $2.6 billion management buyout and venture capital portfolio at First Chicago Venture Capital. Since the founders established MDP as an independent firm in 1992, the firm has raised eight funds with aggregate capital of approximately $28 billion, and has completed investments in more than 150 companies.

MDP’s industry-focused investment approach has been in place for nearly 40 years. The firm has five dedicated industry verticals: Basic Industries; Business & Government Software and Services; Financial & Transaction Services; Health Care; and Telecom, Media & Technology Services.

Today, Madison Dearborn is investing its eighth fund, Madison Dearborn Capital Partners VIII, which has $5.0 billion in aggregate capital commitments. Our investor base is composed of limited partners from across the globe, including endowments, foundations, family offices, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds.

MDP pursues investments in established middle and upper-middle market companies located primarily in the United States.


About Thoma Bravo


Thoma Bravo, LP, is an American private equity and growth capital firm with offices in San Francisco, Chicago and Miami. It has done over 300 software deals worth over $85 billion since 2003 and oversees a portfolio of over 40 software companies that generate some $15 billion in annual revenue and employ 45,000 people. In October 2019, Forbes estimated the value of the firm, which is owned entirely by Orlando Bravo and a handful of his partners, at $7 billion.


Private Equity Recruitment


The Lancer Group is a retained executive search and private equity recruitment firm. We provide advisory services to growth investors and their portfolio companies.

Founded in 1998, we are a trusted provider of human capital for leading private equity firms. We have placed thousands of executives into private equity portfolio companies since our inception.

Our 25 years of experience helps investors drive portfolio company ROI by finding the right talent. We understand the operational rigor and financial discipline needed for lead investor-backed companies in value creation. We are experts in delivering proven leaders for investors in software and tech-enabled service companies.

The Lancer Group team are experts in C-suite executive search, operating partners and boards. We provide pre-deal services, executive assessments and high-quality previously PE-backed diversity candidates

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