Case Studies

Unparalleled Reach and Access

Great search is about having access to the best talent out there to build effective leadership teams. Through our Access Executive Search model, Polachi has the reach and the reputation to get the client the results. People return our calls. They know and respect who Polachi is. We get our clients the results they need. Below is just a small sampling of searches we have completed where we demonstrated reach.

Accion Systems

When Accion Systems, a developer of advanced electric propulsion for nano-, micro-, and miniature satellites, needed to hire a VP Engineering for their growing team, we found them Chris Norman from CyFy works.

Progress Software

Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS) an application development software company hired Polachi to confidentially find them a new CEO. The search was completed successfully in 75 days with software industry veteran, Yogesh Gupta, who previously was the CEO of Kaseya.


Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX) a designer, manufacturer, and developer of machine vision technology, was looking to hire a SVP Finance, who would become the CFO, with a seamless transition after the retirement of the incumbent. We recruited John Curran from EMC.

Pamplona Capital Management

Pamplona Capital Management needed to hire a Partner for their new fund and Polachi found them two; Hiren Mankodi from the Audax Group and Darren Battistoni from Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.


AspenTech (NASDAQ:AZPN) a Boston based supplier of software that optimizes process manufacturing hired Polachi to find a VP Controller to work with the CFO. We helped them recruit Amy Brownrigg from Avid Technology.

Frist Cressey Ventures

When Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and PE Veteran Bryan Cressey needed to hire a new Partner to build out their new venture fund in Nashville TN, we found them Chris Booker who has a background in early and growth stage venture capital funds from XMi Capital.


Zerto an enterprise virtualized data center and cloud disaster recovery software developer hired us to find them a VP Product in Boston. We recruited Rob Strechay a former Hewlett Packard Enterprise and NetApp product manager to lead the company's product road map going forward.

Visual IQ

Visual IQ, a Boston based producer of the world’s most powerful cross channel marketing attribution software products needed to hire a VP Engineering. We found them Robert Brooks from Nuance Communications.


Accomplice, a Cambridge-based technology venture fund needed a CFO, we found them Travis MacInnes from Berkshire Partners.

Cognizant Technology Solution Corporation

Cognizant Technology Solution Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) a Teaneck NJ company and the Fortune 500 leader in information technology consulting and business process outsourcing needed to hire a VP for their EBA. We recruited Todd Paoletti to become their VP Digital Works Technology in San Francisco.

MAM Software

When UK based MAM Software (NASDAQ:MAMS) needed a President for North America and a CFO, based in Allentown PA, we helped them recruit Patrick Maley from RedPrairie and Brian Callahan from Alteva.


Epsilon (NYSE: ADS) an essential part of Alliance Data, a Fortune 500 company, needed an SVP R&D in Boston to advance the engineering of their world-class technology offerings for clients. We found them Brian Trevor from BMC Software.


Attunity (NASDAQ:ATTU), a Boston and Israeli based provider of data management software solutions that enable access, management, sharing and distribution of data, across heterogeneous enterprise platforms, organizations, and the cloud needed a VP Professional Services. We recruited Michael Rego from IBM.

Bottomline Technologies

Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) a leading provider of cloud-based payment, invoice and banking solutions needed a CFO based in Portsmouth NH. We recruited Richard Booth from Sapient where he was the VP of Finance and Corporate Controller.


SRSsoft, a Montvale NJ based provider in EHR/EMR, PM, and PACS software solutions for high-performance medical practices, needed an SVP Software Development. We helped them recruit Khal Rai from Omnyx.

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Our search with Charley could not have gone better. The process was informed, organized and efficient.

Rob Eberle, President & CEO, Bottomline Technologies