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The Lancer Group Announces The First Annual “Top 25 Women In PE-Backed Software Companies”

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 19, 2020 — The Lancer Group, an executive search firm for private equity-backed software companies, is proud to announce the first annual list “Top 25 Women in PE-Backed Software Companies”. The list highlights the accomplishments of successful executives leading high–performing and fast–growing organizations.

Winners were nominated by The Lancer Group’s network of private equity partners, board members, and executives as some of the most talented leaders driving value creation in private equity-backed software companies.

Victoria Lakers, Partner and head of Lancer’s diversity practice, said “As we see increasing proof that diverse management teams leads to increased revenue and profitability, many of our clients have come to us looking to add diverse executives to their management teams and boards. We are thrilled to honor these impressive executives and we look forward to this being the first of many in years to come.”

The 2020 winners include: 
Dru Armstrong – Chief Executive Officer, Grace Hill, LLC 
Tricia Benedix
– Chief Financial Officer, Higher Logic 
Kate Bolseth
– Chief Executive Officer, HelpSystems
Heather Brunner – Chief Executive Officer, WP Engine 
Kathy Crusco
– (Former) Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Epicor
Julie Dodd – (Former) Chief Operating Officer, Ultimate Software 
Allison Guidette
– Chief Executive Officer, SambaSafety
Sarah Hagan – Chief Financial Officer, ECI Software Solutions 
Nancy Ham
– Chief Executive Officer, WebPT
Laura Ipsen – President & Chief Executive Officer, Ellucian 
Dana Jones
– Chief Executive Officer, Sparta Systems 
JoAnn Kintzel
– Chief Executive Officer, Procare Software 
Sharon Love
– Chief Executive, CommunityBrands 
Teresa Mackintosh
– Chief Executive Officer, Trintech
Pam Murphy – Chief Executive Officer, Imperva
Kristin Nimsger – (Former) Chief Executive Officer, Social Solutions
Hila Nir Chief Marketing & Chief Product Officer, ZoomInfo
Sejal Pietrzak – Chief Executive Officer, Dealer Socket
Christa Quarles – Chief Executive Officer, Corel Corporation
Elizabeth Salomon – Chief Financial Officer, Xactly
Janine Seebeck – Chief Operating Officer, BeyondTrust
Nina Smith – Executive Vice President and General Manager for Casualty Solutions, Mitchell International
Kate Eberle Walker – Chief Executive Officer, PresenceLearning 
Christin Wostmann
– President  & Chief Executive Officer, N2Y
Amy Zupon – Chief Executive Officer, Vertafore

For full overviews on each of these executives, visit:

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 senior leaders. The firm specializes in board–driven search mandates for portfolio companies in tech-enabled services and software. Functional expertise is C–suite executives (CEOs, CFOs, CROs) and board directors as well as private equity investment professionals and operating partners. For more information, please visit: The Lancer Group (

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