Press releases
Executive search firm Acertitude appoints new Managing Director Executive search firm Acertitude appoints new Managing Director
Back to News

September 13, 2017

Executive search firm Acertitude appoints new Managing Director

Former PeopleMatter CEO and private equity operating executive to grow firm’s rising private equity, technology, and health care IT practices.

September 13, 2017 (New York, NY) — Acertitude, the executive search firm on a mission to unleash human potential, today announced that Nate DaPore has joined the firm as Managing Director.

DaPore partners with businesses to recruit board members, CEOs, and senior business leaders across private equity, technology, and health care.

“Nate is a stellar addition to our team as our technology and health care practices post double-digit growth and we continue to invest in better serving our clients in these industries,” said Rick DeRose, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Acertitude. “He brings an impressive track record in enterprise software and health care — from building and leading businesses to recruiting and advising executives.”

DaPore brings over 20 years of experience as a private equity investor and operating partner, software expert, and entrepreneur, having started and exited two successful businesses.

Most recently, DaPore was a managing director at Battery Park, where he advised middle market health care and technology companies and was deployed as an operating partner focused on executive recruitment and operational improvements for private equity firms.

DaPore spent the preceding seven years as founder and CEO of venture-backed workforce management SaaS company PeopleMatter. Prior to starting PeopleMatter, he was part of the executive team as vice president of enterprise sales at Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) from its rise as a startup to becoming the largest benefits-enrollment software provider in the U.S.

DaPore sits on the board of directors of three private-equity-backed software companies, serves as a trustee of Hampden Sydney College, and is an active member of Young Presidents’ Organization.

“Nate is an entrepreneur and proven leader who shares our commitment to the highest standards and building lifelong partnerships with clients. We are confident that he will support our purpose to unleash human potential by placing brilliant people at work,” said Kevin O’Neill, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Acertitude.

“I’m excited to join a team with such a powerful shared purpose. I look forward to leveraging my experience as an executive, board member, and operating partner to help clients transform their businesses and support executives in unleashing their full potential,” said DaPore.