The Lancer Group places Gregg Spratto as Chief Operating Officer at Cision, the leading global media communication technology and analytics company

BAY AREA, CA – The Lancer Group places Gregg Spratto as Chief Operating Officer at Cision (NYSE: CISN; LTM Rev: $695M), the leading global provider of media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals.

Gregg brings to Cision 20 years of deep operational experience with emphasis in M&A integration, customer service, and business automation. He brings a two- decade track record of thriving in environments that required immediate efficiency, cost, or process improvement.

In this new role, Gregg is responsible for the worldwide operational strategy, management and delivery of day-to-day operations. He leads building a metrics- driven, high performance worldwide organization that will scale with the business.

Most recently, Gregg served as Vice President of Operations of Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK; LTM Rev: $2.1B), multinational design, engineering and entertainment software company, where he was responsible for the strategy and direction of thecompany’s customer-facing functions. He joined Autodesk in 1998 and was rotated into various roles of increasing responsibility. He held leadership positions in materials management, supply chain, purchasing, financial systems reporting, global ERP implementation, new product introductions, M&A integration, enterprise account support, and customer service and contact center operations.

He holds a BS in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University Bloomington.

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 Cision
Cision is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. Cision has over 4,000 employees with offices in 15 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.

About GTCR
Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Growth Business Services, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Healthcare and Financial Services & Technology industries. The Chicago-based firm pioneered The Leaders StrategyTM – finding and partnering with management leaders in core domains to identify, acquire and build market- leading companies through transformational acquisitions and organic growth. Since its inception, GTCR has invested more than $14 billion in over 200 companies.

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