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Passing the Baton: Dave Lacey Named President & CEO of WatServ

By WatServ
April 18, 2017

Waterloo, ON, April 10, 2017 — WatServ announced that Dave Lacey has been appointed President & CEO of the Company.

CHANNELe2e released a story outlining Tom Doerner’s hunt for a new CEO for WatServ.

“My plan was to turn the business over to my children three years ago,” Tom Doerner tells ChannelE2E. But he says after discussing it with the family and looking into the logistics, they decided together that seeking an outside buyer and new leader was the better path forward.


“We’ve always made decisions based on what was best for the company, not personally,” Doerner says of his family. “We all felt that it needed someone that could take it to the next level.”


Here’s a link to the full CHANNELe2e story.

About Dave Lacey

Mr. Lacey has had several roles within Brookfield over his 10-year history with the firm.  Most recently Dave was President & CEO of Brookfield RPS, where he was responsible for developing and leading the company’s business strategy. He spearheaded both domestic and international corporate development activities for RPS. As a growth-oriented leader, Dave has had significant experience working on M&A transactions and joint-ventures particularly in the small in medium-size services sectors.

Prior to joining Brookfield, Dave helped found three startups in the financial services and technology sectors.  He also co-managed a $75M FinTech fund while at Dorset Partners and Borealis. Dave serves on various public and not-for-profit boards and currently represents Brookfield in its U.S. joint-venture with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.  He is also a director with Perimeter Medical, a biomedical imaging firm. Additionally, Dave serves on the National Enactus and Ontario Children’s Wish boards. Dave holds a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and is an MBA graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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WatServ is an IT solutions provider that helps clients digitally transform their business through cloud technologies and  services. Founded in 2006, WatServ specializes in providing hybrid and multi-cloud solutions and hosting complex, high-availability environments for enterprise-level applications. WatServ’s unique approach to planning, migrating and managing multi-cloud environments, plus premium 24x7x365 support, enables its global customers to focus on their core business. Relying on Microsoft and Google’s public clouds, in addition to its own private cloud, the company offers an ideal managed cloud environment engineered for security, reliability and performance. With offices in Canada and the United States, and with more than 10,000 users connecting from 30+ countries, WatServ is always on. For more information, please visit

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