MSP Leadership, Ownership Transition: WatServ’s Tom Doerner Passes Baton to Dave Lacey
Waterloo, Ontario, 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.”
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.
About WatServ & Brookfield Business Partners
WatServ is a subsidiary of Brookfield Business Partners, a business services and industrial company focused on owning and operating high-quality businesses that benefit from barriers to entry and/or low cost production. Brookfield Business Partners is listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE:BBU) (TSX:BBU.UN).