The Lancer Group places Bob Potter and Jim Contardi as Chief Executive Officers-in-Residence at Alpine Investors
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Lancer Group places Bob Potter and Jim Contardi as Chief Executive Officers-in-Residence at Alpine Investors, a value-driven private equity firm that specializes in investing in founder-owned, middle market companies in the software, online, and business services industries.
Alpine Investors follows a “PeopleFirst” philosophy and strategy that centers on the fundamental belief that the key to success is working with, learning from, and developingexceptional people. The firm’s business model is built around a CEO-in-Residence (CIR) program where CEOs partner with the firm’s deal sourcing capabilities to find, invest in, and run companies that fit Alpine’s investment criteria.
Bob Potter, in his new role, will oversee the firm’s software investments. He joins Alpine Investors from Rocket Software, a Court Square Capital Partners portfolio company, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Business Information and Analytics business unit. During his career, Bob has held several outbound leadership roles at various software companies, including QlikTech, Kalido, IONA Technologies and Object Design.
Jim Contardi joins Alpine from First Data Corporation, a KKR-backed portfolio company, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager leading a number of go-to- market and product initiatives. Previously, Jim’s career tenure includes executive positionswith SAP, Entrust, i2 Technologies and IBM. As a CIR at Alpine, he will focus on technology- enabled and business services investments for the firm.
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).
About Alpine Investors
Alpine Investors is a values-driven private equity firm committed to building enduring, purpose-driven companies through its unique PeopleFirst model. Leading with a focus on people, Alpine invests in founder-owned, middle-market companies in the software, online and business services industries. Alpine has raised over $900 million of committed capital and invested in more than 50 companies since its inception in 2001.
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