The Lancer Group places John Pence as Chief Financial Officer at Beneplace, the market leader in voluntary benefits and employee purchase program management

AUSTIN, TX – The Lancer Group places John Pence as Chief Financial Officer of Beneplace, leading provider of voluntary benefits to Fortune 1000 companies and government institutions. The Company has a blue-chip customer base, including 13 of the Fortune 100 and more than 50 of the Fortune 500.

John brings to Beneplace over 25 years of experience in operations and finance across multiple industries including consulting, software, and manufacturing. In this new role, John will be responsible for formulating and executing financial and operational strategies to achieve the company’s strategic goals.

Most recently, John served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Mobi, leading provider of enterprise location-based solutions and analytics, where he was responsible for establishing strategic company and product goals as well as executing its go to market strategy. Prior to Mobi, John worked in various leadership roles for Freescale Semiconductor, Brinkmann International and Allied Riser Communication. He began his career at Arthur Andersen in their Dallas office.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.

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 Beneplace
Founded in 1973, Beneplace is the market leader in voluntary benefits and employee purchase program (EPP) management. The company provides first-rate savings solutions for employees and retirees. Beneplace performs due diligence on all providers and requires that they offer quality discounts on popular products and services.

About Platform Partners
Platform Partners was founded in 2006 with the goal of creating a leading regional investment company whose objective and investment style was differentiated from most private equity firms. Platform seeks to invest between $10 and $75 million of equity capital in companies with a history of operating profitability.

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

Dashan Subramaniam
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2878

Liliana Corona
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2874