The Lancer Group places Gail Babitt as Chief Financial Officer at Cedar Electronics, a global provider of mobile and consumer products under the Cobra Electronics, ESCORT, Snooper and Beltronics brands

CHICAGO, IL – The Lancer Group places Gail Babitt as Chief Executive Officer of Cedar Electronics, a global consumer electronics company providing communications and detection products under the Cobra Electronics, ESCORT, Snooper and Beltronics brands. With locations in North America, Europe and Asia, Cedar Electronics is the industry leader and largest designer and maker of radar detection systems.

Gail brings to Cedar Electronics 20 years of experience leading businesses both domestically and internationally. She is “Big 4” trained in controls, financial reporting, and deal valuation and has served as a trusted advisor to Boards and Executive Leadership teams for a vast range of companies ranging from start-ups to billion-dollar corporations.

Most recently, Gail served as Chief Financial Officer of Heartland Automotive Services (Jiffy Lube), the largest franchisee of quick lube retail service stores in the country as well as several other companies including Motus Integrated Technologies, Inuvo, and Pamida Stores.

She holds an MBA from Boston University and a BS in Accounting from Nova Southeastern 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 Cedar Electronics
Cedar Electronics Corporation, a leading global supplier of mobile and consumer products, possesses a portfolio of industry leading electronics brands including Cobra Electronics, ESCORT, Snooper and Beltronics. With locations in North America, Europe and Asia, Cedar is the largest designer & marketer of radar detection systems at every price point in every sales channel and the industry leader in Citizens Band radios. Cedar continues to aggressively grow its portfolio with an ever-expanding family of products that include dash cams, power inverters, portable jump starters, driver alert and information applications and more.

Firm Contacts
Scott Dunklee
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2860

Michael Misiaszek
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2868

Liliana Corona
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2874