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

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.

WatServ demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through proven technology and customer commitment.​

About

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 www.watserv.com.

WatServ is an affiliate of Brookfield Business Partners (BBU), a public company with majority ownership by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchange. More information about BBU is available at www.brookfield.com.

New Leadership at WatServ, Dave Lacey Named President & CEO

New Leadership at WatServ, Dave Lacey Named President & CEO

By WatServ
April 10, 2017

Dave Lacey to Drive Strategy, Innovation and Growth

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

The full press release can be found here.

“After an extensive search, I am pleased and excited to have Dave join WatServ from Brookfield RPS, a division of our parent company, Brookfield Asset Management. I am confident that Dave’s experience in the technology sector and track record of success will accelerate the growth of the Company for many years,” said Tom Doerner, outgoing CEO of WatServ. “Customers, business partners and our employees will all benefit from his leadership”.

“I’m very excited to be joining this dynamic technology team to help grow WatServ over the coming years,” said Dave Lacey. “Tom and I will work together to transition the leadership so that he can retire from the Company. Tom has agreed to remain a member of the Advisory Board.”

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.

WatServ demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through proven technology and customer commitment.​

About

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 www.watserv.com.

WatServ is an affiliate of Brookfield Business Partners (BBU), a public company with majority ownership by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchange. More information about BBU is available at www.brookfield.com.

WatServ Unveils Brookfield Partnership

WatServ Unveils Brookfield Partnership

By WatServ
December 1, 2015
WatServ is pleased to announce that the company is now backed by the private equity arm of Brookfield Asset Management, a leading global alternative asset manager. With Brookfield’s support, WatServ will continue to expand its business as one of the largest, most experienced providers of Managed Cloud Computing solutions for Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM applications on both Microsoft Azure and WatServ Private Cloud. The WatServ name and management team will remain the same, as does our commitment to be best-in-class suppliers of hosted Microsoft Dynamics AX, hosted Dynamics NAV, hosted Dynamics GP, hosted Dynamics CRM. In addition to the existing ongoing expansion of service offerings for Managed Azure, Office 365, and CRM Online, the Brookfield Partnership provides WatServ with the resources to grow its business at a significantly accelerated pace, and, more importantly, with the guidance of an organization with an enviable record of investment success.

WatServ is based in Waterloo, Ontario, with U.S. offices in Southfield, Michigan; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and a U.K. office in Reading.

Brookfield is based in Toronto and is a global alternative asset manager with approximately $225 billion in assets under management. The company has more than a 100-year history of owning and operating assets with a focus on property, renewable energy, infrastructure and private equity. Brookfield offers a range of public and private investment products and services, and is co-listed on the New York, Toronto and Euronext stock exchanges.

WatServ demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through proven technology and customer commitment.​

About

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 www.watserv.com.

WatServ is an affiliate of Brookfield Business Partners (BBU), a public company with majority ownership by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchange. More information about BBU is available at www.brookfield.com.