SEATTLE—February 13, 2019—LiquidPlanner, Inc., a leading provider of dynamic project management software, today announced that it has appointed Ted Hawksford as chief executive officer, effective February 20.
“Ted is going to take LiquidPlanner to the next level,” said Charles Seybold, cofounder and chief product officer for LiquidPlanner. “His experience at successful companies in attracting the best talent and creating amazing cultures will be essential for driving LiquidPlanner’s strategy.” Continued Seybold, “He is the right person to lead LiquidPlanner to the next stage of growth.”
Hawksford joins LiquidPlanner from Restaurants Unlimited, Inc., where as a member of the leadership team, he contributed to the company’s overall performance, informing organizational strategy, promoting operational effectiveness, and elevating team performance through innovative leadership. A 25-year industry veteran, Hawksford has extensive experience leading business transformations, driving large scale growth and talent development. His business-driven people strategies have been essential in helping companies achieve overall business goals, including sales growth, productivity gains, talent acquisition, engagement, and retention. He also served in leadership roles at Booking.com, Fluke Corporation, and Microsoft. Hawksford graduated from the University of Washington with an executive master of business administration and obtained his undergraduate degree in hospitality business management from Washington State University.
“I’m incredibly excited to join the LiquidPlanner team,” said Hawksford. “LiquidPlanner has a strong user base, a well-established product, dedication to technology innovation, and a talented, purpose-driven team. The company is poised to do some really interesting things in the space that I am drawn to. I’m honored to join the LiquidPlanner team and look forward to working with the amazing team to build upon and accelerate its success.”
Hawksford takes over for Todd Humphrey, who was recently appointed as senior vice president of Digital & Fan Experience for the NHL Seattle expansion team. Humphrey played a key role in reorganizing LiquidPlanner to create efficiencies that led to revenue growth, profitability, and customer growth. In November, LiquidPlanner closed a $2 million funding round, led by TVC Capital and has been investing in product innovation and key new hires.
“We are thrilled to have Ted as our CEO to lead LiquidPlanner into the next stage of growth,” said Steve Hammerslag, managing partner at TVC Capital and a board member of LiquidPlanner. “LiquidPlanner has been innovating in the project management space for the last ten years, and the market opportunity is large and growing. The next five years are going to be extraordinary for the company, and I have no doubt that the greatest impact of LiquidPlanner is yet to come.”
LiquidPlanner is pioneering a more realistic approach to project management built around collaboration and the use of ranged estimation. LiquidPlanner helps teams identify and manage the uncertainty that is inherent in complex projects. For more information visit www.liquidplanner.com/. Company news and updates are also available through LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
About TVC Capital, LLC
TVC Capital is a San Diego-based growth equity firm with over $235 million under management. TVC is focused on investments in and acquisitions of business-critical software firms. TVC targets a wide spectrum of software sectors and industry verticals that are poised for growth and consolidation. The TVC team is led by operating executives with more than 80 years of experience growing technology companies into market leaders. Current and past investments include Accordent Technologies, Levels Beyond (Reach Engine), Del Mar Datatrac, Limeade, LiquidPlanner, MediaPlatform, Mercent, Centage, Celigo, and ReverseVision. For more information, visit tvccapital.com.
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