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Ad Technology

In 2016, eMarketer predicts that over $100 Billion will be spent in mobile ads. And, according to VentureBeat, AdTech company success “will be measured by its ability to scale, provide more scalable ad formats, provide better analytics and insights, and have a presence in all aspects of advertising (supply side, demand side, and ad integrations).”

Vantage Partners has been recruiting executives for the AdTech industry for over a decade and deeply understands the industry drive and needs which future leaders must possess to be successful in this rapidly developing mega-market.

Vantage has serviced clients like Yahoo!, MoPub, RocketFuel, ZEFR, Payability, to name a few.

Big Data/ Data Analytics

A new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC ) sees the big data technology and services market growing at  23% CAGR through 2019, with annual spending reaching $48.6 billion. Businesses are appreciating the advantages from big data, and have created a need for new and incumbent suppliers to design low cost and easy to leverage data ecosystem.

Vantage Partners has had the privilege to hire executives in the three major sub-markets within the Big Data and Data Analytics sector – Infrastructure, Software, and Services, since the turn of the century.

Vantage understands the business drivers and initiatives the industries are undergoing and knows how to find and hire the right executive. Big data and analytic clients include Pure Storage, Paxata, Mark Logic, SilverSprings Network, and Actian to name a few.

Developer Platforms

Developer Platforms and Community Development are synonymous with collaboration, sharing and efficiency. New approaches have evolved to new standards which has improved the overall quality of software development in the recent decade.

Companies that have been leading the charge have been focused on convergence, transparency and rigorous analysis and data management.

Vantage Partners is proud to have been recruiting executives for Developer Platforms, for the past several years.

Vantage is well known for placing key executives and leaders in well-known companies such as GitHub, Chef, RedHat, MongoDB, and more.

Education Technology (EdTech)

Education Technology (Ed Tech) and Smart Classrooms market is expected to grow from $43 billion in 2015 to $93 Billion in 2020 according to Research and Markets. Although eduction budgets continue to experience control pressure, the education sector continues to receive more investment as funding jumped 55 % in 2014, according to CB Insights.

Vantage Partners has successfully worked placing executives within the EdTech space who are bringing new education approaches around skills measurement, alternative learning styles, online training and the new “flipped-learning tech” trend.

Vantage has placed a range of executives at Cornerstone and CoreSmart, earning repeat placement work due to the quality of the candidates hired.

Financial Technology (FinTech)

As the FinTech market investments grew by over 65% YoY in 2015 and topped $20 billion in 2015 (according to KPMG), surpassing over 10,000 providers, so does the need for highly-skilled executive leaders to manage and drive this truly rapid growth rate.

Vantage Partners has recruited several leading executives within many FinTech companies over the last decade.

Vantage understands the qualities and experience FinTech companies seek, and can identify the acumen and skill sets that each client seeks. Vantage clients include JemStep, Aria, and Intapp, ranging in roles from Product, Marketing, HR, and Customer Success.

HealthTech

As investors piled into digital health tech startups in 2015,  CNBC calculated that more than $2 billion was invested during the first half of 2015, while successful IPOs from companies like Evolvent Health, FitBit, inVitae, MindBody and Teladoc solidified the market prominence.

Additionally, CIO.com discovered that over $28 billion was spent on implementing health information technology in 2015, and yet the space is still very under-developed with interoperability, security, and data accessibility.

Vantage Partners has been recruiting executives for the Healthcare IT, EHR, and analytics landscape for many years.

We have placed innovators who have improved the system and created new standards across multiple disciplines, and at industry leading companies like MedPedia, Personalis, JellyVision, to WageWorks and more.

Internet of Things (IoT)

By 2020, Gartner predicts that the Internet of Things (IoT) will include 26 billion units installed and that IoT product and service suppliers will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion. Natrually, businesses from all verticals see IoT opportunities ahead.

Vantage Partners has been recruiting executives for leading IoT companies for several years, placing high-profile executives who embrace open standards, big data and analytics, in addition to communications and interoperability.

Vantage has worked with clients such as Lyve, SilverSpring, Tile and Sonos to name a few.

 

Marketing Technology

Spending on Marketing Technology (MarTech) is planned to hit $32 Billion by 2018. According to Walker Sands, there were around 1,900 MarTech companies across 43 different categories at the beginning of 2015. Between mergers, acquisitions and general spending on MarTech platforms, demand for these technological solutions are at an unprecedented rate.

Vantage Partners is relied as the executive recruitment source for some of the strongest companies within the MarTech sector.

Vantage has fulfilled key executive roles that have driven business and innovation change within companies like Zephr, Marketo, and NetBase to name a few.

Marketplaces and eCommerce

Forrester predicts that US consumers will spend $327 Billion in 2016, online. The impact of mobile shopping is undeniable, and now traditional bricks-and-mortar as well as legacy e-commerce sites are being usurped by marketplaces which is replacing structured channel platforms.

As one of the founding markets that Vantage Partners has recruited executives for since the inception of the firm, eCommerce and Marketplaces companies require a very keen executive who understands behavior, transactions, and big data.

Vantage is proud of the clients that we have served, including Dollar Shave Club (DSC), Hired, ShopRunner, LiquidSpace, and more.

Mobile

In 2016, we’re shifting to a mobile only world. Smartphone penetration is rising to almost 100% among youngsters and people now spend 158 minutes every day on their smartphones. Most likely,  you are reading about this market on your mobile device now.

As the multi-channel mobile strategy including communication, productivity, advertising and networking continues to grow at unprecedented rates, so does Vantage Partners mobile company client base.

Vantage Partners continues to be a leader in recruiting executives for mobile driven tech companies.

We are honored to serve companies that are are the forefront of mobile platform innovation, including Swrve, Seek Thermal, Tango, Okta, and more.

 

Team Members

Richard A. Lear
Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Jodi Shah
Managing Director

Managing Director

Gene Zaccor
Managing Director

Managing Director

Managing Directors and Partners

  • Richard A. Lear
    Richard A. Lear
    Managing Partner
  • Jodi Shah
    Jodi Shah
    Managing Director
  • Gene Zaccor
    Gene Zaccor
    Managing Director
Richard A. Lear
Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Jodi Shah
Managing Director

Managing Director

Gene Zaccor
Managing Director

Managing Director

Associates and Operations

  • Richard A. Lear
    Richard A. Lear
    Managing Partner
  • Jodi Shah
    Jodi Shah
    Managing Director
  • Gene Zaccor
    Gene Zaccor
    Managing Director
  • Julia Locke
    Julia Locke
    Managing Director and Vice President Executive Coaching
Richard A. Lear
Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Jodi Shah
Managing Director

Managing Director

Gene Zaccor
Managing Director

Managing Director

Julia Locke
Managing Director and Vice President Executive Coaching
Richard A. Lear
Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Jodi Shah
Managing Director

Managing Director

Gene Zaccor
Managing Director

Managing Director

Julia Locke
Managing Director and Vice President Executive Coaching