May 4, 2017 – La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm The Lancer Group has placed Scott Staples as CEO of First Advantage, an Atlanta-based provider of comprehensive background screening, identity, and information solutions. Partner Simon Francis led the assignment.
Mr. Staples most recently worked at Mindtree, a digital transformation and information technology services company, which he co-founded in 1999. He was president of the Americas and head of vertical markets. Mr. Staples helped Mindtree grow to $800 million in revenue and 16,000 employees. He also was a major player in the firm’s 2007 initial public offering (IPO), considered one of the most successful for an IT firm. Two years ago, Ernst & Young named Mr. Staples ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in technology services. Previously, Mr. Staples worked for Cambridge Technology Partners, where he was a director, and Gemini Consulting’s North American financial services practice, where he was director of marketing. FULL ARTICLE