Ivanti, an automation company that discovers, manages, secures, and services IT assets from cloud to edge, has named Jeff Abbott as the new CEO, succeeding Jim Schaper in the role. Ivanti is backed by Clearlake Capital Group LP, TA Associates and Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC.
“Jeff is a natural leader and has been instrumental in helping Ivanti achieve the success we have realized in the last two years, and I’m excited to watch Ivanti continue to grow at an accelerated rate under his leadership,” said Schaper. “This transition was always part of our plan when we both came to Ivanti, and I am confident in Jeff’s ability to continue to deliver on the course we have set as an organization to make the Everywhere Workplace possible and secure. Ivanti has the right leaders in place across the company to create great business outcomes for our customers and partners, while also providing a culture of collaboration and opportunity for our employees.”
Ivanti also made three appointments to its board of directors. Abbott will join the board along with new co-chairpersons Chris Heim and Dan Mayleben.
“I joined Ivanti because I saw an opportunity to address the needs of IT and employees by supporting the future of work and making the Everywhere Workplace possible,” said Abbott. “Now more than ever, user expectations are high and there is a very real threat of cyber-attacks, all driving an even stronger need for our solutions. Our team is making a real impact for people and organizations around the world. I appreciate Jim’s partnership over the years, and I am excited both to continue the partnership with Clearlake, TA, and Charlesbank and also to welcome Chris Heim and Dan Mayleben to our board of directors.”
Heim is the executive chairman of HelpSystems, a cybersecurity and automation company where he was previously the CEO. Mayleben is also on the board of HelpSystems, where he was the CFO and worked closely with Heim
“Chris and Dan bring tremendous experience to the Ivanti board in helping software companies scale,” Abbott. “They have an excellent track record working closely with management teams to catapult companies into the next phase of growth. The entire Ivanti team couldn’t be more excited to have them join us, and we look forward to leveraging their deep expertise and strategic insights to enhance our journey.”
“We are all thrilled to partner with Jeff as CEO and complete our leadership succession plan, and we are highly confident he is the right person with the right expertise to lead Ivanti forward in its next chapter,” said Behdad Eghbali, founder and managing partner of Clearlake, Harry Taylor, managing director at TA, and Hiren Mankodi, managing director at Charlesbank. “We thank Jim for his contributions to Ivanti and the incredible growth and transformation that he, Jeff, and the entire Ivanti organization have been able to drive in such a short time. Additionally, we’re excited to partner with Chris and Dan on the board of directors as their expertise in rapidly scaling software companies will only help accelerate Ivanti’s continued growth.”