Scott is a Founder and Managing Partner of the Lancer Group, a Private Equity-focused executive search firm and human capital consultancy providing private equity clients and their portfolio companies high-impact C-suite talent who drive exceptional value creation. Scott has instilled a culture of exceptional client-focus and search execution at Lancer. He has also been instrumental in the firm’s development since 1998, overseeing over 350 C-suite searches predominantly for private equity-backed software companies. Scott has led Lancer Group’s focus on software, and personally recruited out of more than 100 industry verticals as well as led the firm’s Value Creation Services effort – linking C-suite executives with actionable deal ideas to the firm’s PE clients. Notably, one of those introductions led to a $200 million equity check “in” and over $800 million back to the PE fund.
Prior to founding The Lancer Group in 1998, Scott worked in the Silicon Valley office of Heidrick & Struggles as a member of the firm’s International Technology Practice. Before entering the Search industry, Scott was Director of Business Development for a Mexico City based holding company where he oversaw the company’s equity investments and served in interim management roles for various portfolio companies. Previously, he was a special projects consultant to Ford Motor Company’s Venezuelan subsidiary and a Corporate Development Analyst with FNRS Financial Corporation, a former subsidiary of Wells Fargo Holding Company. He is also the Executive Producer of the Emmy nominated documentary, The Matador. Scott received his B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Southern California in 1988 and his MBA from The Kellogg School at Northwestern University in 1995.
Kevin joined The Lancer Group in 2019, after spending two years running Bijas Search, his own executive search practice in the venture capital ecosystem. He is an expert in the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Product Officer functions.
Prior to founding Bijas Search in 2017, Kevin was one of two Partners charged with building the North America Product and Engineering practice for True Search, the leading mid-sized executive search firm serving venture-backed technology companies in the US and EMEA. He also spearheaded the firm’s expansion into the financial technology (FinTech) sector. His clients included: Jet.com (acquired by Walmart), JUUL Labs, VTS (acquired by Hightower), BigCommerce, Invision, Two Sigma Investments, American Express, Accel Partners, Thrive Capital, Matrix Partners, and General Catalyst Partners, among others.
Before joining True Search, Kevin ran the NYC Practice for Riviera Partners, Silicon Valley’s most well-respected search firm for engineering leaders. He began his 12-year career in search at Daversa Partners, where he trained as a generalist under an elite group of headhunters in the NYC and San Francisco technology community.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication and Psychology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He graduated with Highest Honors.
Victoria joined The Lancer Group in 2019, after 17 years of experience across finance, sales and marketing, and operations in multiple industries. She previously ran a consulting firm that helped clients scale through better capital strategies, revenue development, and talent alignment, and built and sold two of its own companies. She was previously in capital raising and investor relations for private equity firms, Apollo Global Management and Water Asset Management, where she worked with many of the country’s largest institutional investors. Prior to this, Victoria spent 6 years in sales management roles for large hospitality companies.
She serves as an advisor, mentor, and speaker on investing and entrepreneurship, and sits on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Air & Space Museum and Tech Coast Angels San Diego, the largest chapter of the largest angel investment group in the country. She also co-founded the San Diego chapter of women’s educational series Changemaker Chats. She was named a San Diego Business Journal’s Next Top Business Leader under 40 in 2018 and was a finalist in 2019.
Victoria graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Finance.
Dashan is a Senior Consultant with The Lancer Group and is responsible for successfully placing C-level executives into key leadership roles for the firm’s public and private equity clients. He has worked on numerous C-level searches and competitive intelligence projects while taking an active role in refining research techniques and best practices used by the firm to identify top-tier executive talent.
Prior to joining the Lancer Group, Dashan served as Project Manager in the Mauritian Energy Industry for several years; prior to his time in Mauritius, he was based out of Malaysia where he served as General Manager for a 25-year-old post-press business unit.
Dashan earned a Bachelors’s in Economics from the University of San Francisco and holds an LLB with honors from the University of Hertfordshire. He is fluent in Bahasa and Tamil.
Haydon is a Consultant with the Lancer Group and is responsible for driving the firm’s executive search operations and business development initiatives. He has worked on numerous C-level searches and competitive intelligence projects while taking an active role in refining research techniques and best practices used by the firm to identify top-tier executive talent.
Earlier in his career, Haydon served in the Australian Army as a Commissioned Officer and worked in the Department of Emergency Services & Disaster Management for over 11 years in Brisbane Australia.
May Ling is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of managing teams and working with C-level executives and board members. Her financial services experience includes portfolio management, risk management, research, and operational experience. May Ling’s technological background includes systems development and integration, data visualization, programming, and prototyping. Her experience in analytical tools includes R, SQL, and Tableau.
Kayla is a marketing and account management associate responsible for managing client accounts as well as facilitating various marketing functions, including advertising campaigns and social media management.
Edoardo is a Business Analyst Associate with The Lancer Group and is responsible for the research portion of the firm’s search engagements. Since his joining of the firm in 2017, he has worked on numerous C-suite searches across many different industries for both public corporations, and leading private equity firms.
Edoardo earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, as well as a minor in International Business from the University of San Diego. He is fluent in Italian and proficient in French.
Ryan is a business analyst associate responsible for supporting the firm’s search execution and business development initiatives through research. Since joining the firm, Ryan has been involved in a number of C-Suite searches for leading private-equity-backed portfolio companies across the tech, software, business services, healthcare, and consumer space.
Ian is a business analyst associate responsible for supporting the firm’s search execution and business development initiatives through research. Since joining The Lancer Group in 2019, Ian has been involved in a number of C-Suite searches for leading private-equity-backed portfolio companies across the tech, software, business services, healthcare, and consumer space.
Additionally, he is assisting with the development of the human capital assessment as well as the data strategy and analytics initiatives within The Lancer Group.
Ian graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cognitive Science with specialization in Human Cognition from the University of California, San Diego. He is fluent in Mandarin and proficient in Taiwanese.