Wielar joins the Firm’s Technology Practice focused on delivering top-line leadership to private and growth equity ventures
July 21, 2021 (King of Prussia, Pennsylvania) — JM Search, a premier retained executive search firm, today announces the hiring of Scott Wielar as Partner in the Technology Practice. He brings expertise in both identifying and capitalizing on new growth opportunities and developing the requisite infrastructure and leadership teams to exploit on those opportunities.
For over three decades, private equity investors have relied on JM Search to identify, evaluate, and attract executives for their portfolio companies. The hiring of Wielar further supports JM Search’s strategic focus on building depth and breadth in expertise across the private equity industry. In 2021 alone, 86% of JM Search’s placements have been for private equity backed portfolio companies.
Prior to joining JM Search, Wielar was the Chief Revenue Officer & Managing Director with Green Peak Partners, a leadership acceleration firm serving the private equity ecosystem. At Green Peak, he led their Leadership Consulting Practice, as well as provided one-on-one coaching to investors and portfolio company C-Suite executives. Before joining Green Peak, Wielar was a Managing Director with Fahrenheit Advisors where he led the firm’s Private Equity Consulting Practice. He also held a variety of executive roles in technology-oriented private equity portfolio companies, including President, Chief Revenue Officer, and Chief Marketing Officer.
“I am thrilled to join JM Search’s talented team and look forward to continuing to partner with investors to accelerate their leadership teams and enhance shareholder value,” said Wielar.
“Growth and private equity firms are deploying capital at record-setting rates, and the need for key executives to lead these businesses has never been so high,” said John Marshall, JM Search’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “The addition of Scott to our team solidifies our commitment to support the needs of our clients. I’m confident Scott’s extensive experience in the private equity market will allow him to assess and deliver top tier executives to our clients.”
Scott earned his MBA with high honors from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, as well as a B.S. in Commerce with distinction from the University of Virginia.
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About JM Search
JM Search (www.jmsearch.com) is a premier retained executive search firm and trusted advisor to CEOs, investors and boards of directors in recruiting, assessing and delivering high performance leaders and transformational leadership teams. JM Search clients include private equity firms and portfolio companies, venture capital-backed businesses, and publicly held companies across North America. Founded in 1980, the JM Search team brings together former operating and financial executives, investors and experienced search professionals with deep industry specialization, functional expertise and proven access to talent spanning multiple industry sectors. With national reach and local market depth, the firm’s partner-led approach enables JM Search to deliver exceptional leaders who enhance organizational performance and drive shareholder value.