The Lancer Group Continues Expansion with Addition of Jeff Yolen and Peter Deegan
BOSTON AND SAN FRANCISCO – The Lancer Group, a leading retained executive search firm that partners with private equity firms, their portfolio companies, and public corporations, announced that Jeff Yolen and Peter Deegan have joined the firm. Jeff Yolen, Partner, joins the Boston office and Peter Deegan, Principal, is based out of Philadelphia.
Jeff and Peter will further deepen the firm’s private equity, software, industrial manufacturing, and business services practices. “We are delighted to add Jeff and Peter toour team” stated Scott Dunklee, Partner, The Lancer Group. “We continue to expand our capabilities and offerings in private equity in order to better serve our clients.”
Jeff brings to The Lancer Group a strong practice focused on private equity backed software and technology companies. Prior to joining the firm, Jeff held leading roles at Russell Reynolds, JM Search, and Renovata Partners. Before entering executive search, Jeff spent over 15 years as a software, internet, and mobile executive and investor. He served as Chief Revenue Officer of Sphere (acquired by AOL and merged with Outbrain). Other relevant experience includes serving as a venture partner at New Atlantic Ventures (formerly DFJ New England and Draper Atlantic), and executive roles at Virgin Management, Real Networks, and Kozmo.com.
“I’m very bullish about joining The Lancer Group,” said Jeff. “Not only has Lancer built the premier executive search firm focused on growth and private equity, but they are providing unique pre-deal services to many of their clients. I look forward to helping expand Lancer’sbest-in-class technology practice.”
Peter Deegan joins The Lancer Group with significant experience leading senior-level searches for private equity funds and their portfolio companies across a broad range of industries with particular expertise on industrial manufacturing, distribution, and business services. Before joining the firm, Peter served as Vice President in JM Search’s private equitypractice and was a former Consultant at Lancor. Prior to his career in executive search, Peter was a deal professional with EdgePoint Capital where he ran both sell-side and buy- side engagements.
“I’m excited to be working with this group of dynamic professionals”, added Peter Deegan. “Scott has built an outstanding firm and I look forward to helping grow our industrial/consumer packaged goods practice.”
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 (www.thelancergroup.com).
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