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Insight Venture Partners appoints COO

Private equity and venture capital firm Insight Venture Partners has appointed Ian Sandler as chief operating officer (COO).

He will have direct responsibility across legal, finance, compliance, investor relations, IT, HR and onsite and will focus on scaling the organisation.
Sandler will report directly to managing director Deven Parekh.
"Over nearly two decades, Ian has built an impressive track record of strategic and operational accomplishments. We are pleased to welcome Ian to the Insight Venture Partners team," says Parekh. "Ian's leadership experience, strategic thinking and proven ability to deliver results have made us confident he is the right person to help execute Insight's strategic priorities and drive further growth."
Jeff Horing, founder and managing director at Insight, says: "As our firm continues to grow, we have recognised the need for specialised expertise in the area of operations and Ian's background and experience is a perfect match for what we were looking for."
"I am honoured to take on this role and look forward to partnering with Insight's talented senior leadership team to accelerate the strategic actions we've outlined as we continue delivering results for our Limited Partners," says Sandler.
Prior to joining Insight, Sandler was the chief operating officer of global equities at Citadel, and was previously a partner, chief operating officer and chief legal officer in Carlyle's global market strategies division.

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