Technology

Practice Overview

Technology permeates nearly every facet of life today. With computing power doubling about every 18 months, opportunities to develop and leverage new technologies that reshape society are ever growing. Whether technology is your business or technology enables your business, having the right leadership and talent in place is essential to remaining competitive.

At Ridgeway Partners, our integrated technology practice encompasses both technology firms and technology functions across sectors. With a bird’s eye view of the talent landscape, we can dive deep into a niche sub-sector or look broadly across industries to identify and recruit the technology talent critical for success in a highly competitive market.

Recent Technology Placements

Executive Leadership

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief People Officer

Sales and Marketing

  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief Revenue Officer
  • Vice President, Customer Success
  • Vice President, Demand Generation

A.I. and Data Science

  • Chief Data Officer
  • Data Scientist
  • Operating Partner, Data Science
  • Vice President, Data Analytics

Technology and Infrastructure

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Senior Vice President, Product
  • Vice President, Software Engineering

“Ridgeway has helped us find multiple members of our executive team. They always do a great job of not just finding impressive people, but impressive people who fit our culture.”

John Lunny, CEO, Vestmark

Practice Leaders

Case Studies

Data Science Operating Partner

THE ROLE:
  • The client needed an operating partner with a background in data science and AI to leverage sales and marketing data across several portfolio companies
  • The candidate needed to be comfortable serving as the bridge between the PE/VC investors and the portfolio company management teams
  • Prior experience with both B2B and B2C tech experience was a huge plus

THE SOLUTION:

  • Ridgeway identified and successfully recruited a C-suite executive from a $60b technology company with an entrepreneurial background

Chief Technology Officer

THE ROLE:
  • Client needed a technology leader with a strong background in software engineering
  • The candidate needed to be equally comfortable with getting down in the technical weeds and presenting to the board
  • Prior experience bringing new products to market and upgrading a dated, legacy tech stack was required

THE SOLUTION:

  • Ridgeway successfully placed a technology leader who had led software engineering teams of 100+.

Vice President - Customer Success

THE ROLE:
  • Client needed a proven leader who could elevate the customer success function to the next level
  • The candidate needed to have both a technical and data-driven marketing background and be comfortable jumping on a sales call to help the VP, sales close a big deal.
  • The candidate needed to help make the customer success team more commercial in identifying up-sell opportunities

THE SOLUTION:

  • Ridgeway identified and placed an analytical yet commercial customer success leader who had built out the customer success function at two prior private equity-backed firms. In addition, the placement was a diverse female, which was an added bonus as the client had been focused on creating a more diverse executive team.