Peter Sweetbaum placed into Ethixbase360 as CEO by La Fosse Executive

21 April 2023 by Tom Granger

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La Fosse Executive is delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Sweetbaum as CEO of Ethixbase360. This marks La Fosse’s second successful board placement into the business, having brought Bob Mann into the company as Chairman last year.

La Fosse was mandated by CGE partners on an international CEO search for Ethixbase360, a leading provider of ESG and third-party risk management software and services. Ethixbase360 was acquired by CGE Partners in 2021. CGE invests in purposeful businesses that provide mission-critical solutions to key global challenges. They invest €30-100 million of equity into any one business, partnering with management teams who have a real ambition to grow.

Ethixbase360 serves a varied blue chip client base via its proprietary SaaS platform and complementary deep-dive ESG due diligence reports. The organisation has a headcount of circa 200 employees located across the UK, US, and Malaysia. With heavy investment in its technology platform contributing to high customer ratings, the business is well-positioned for rapid future growth and sustained expansion on a global scale.

Utilising in-depth industry mapping, cross-sector deal tracking, and its established international network across various technology verticals, La Fosse ran a thorough and streamlined process. This was a search mandate with a global footprint, covering core candidate pools in both the UK and US. The end-to-end search process was delivered efficiently and in a short time frame.

Peter Sweetbaum is a veteran CEO, with over 20 years of experience scaling technology companies and a robust track record with private equity. Prior to his role at Ethixbase360, Peter was CEO of Content + Cloud, an international cloud services provider backed by ECI Partners. Under his eight-year tenure as CEO, Peter added over £120m to the company’s top-line revenue, culminating in a successful trade sale to Advania Group in 2021.

“Tom and Maire were fantastic to work with, and I won’t hesitate to partner with the team at La Fosse again. The search was targeted and efficient, getting us to a great result in a short period of time – we are thrilled to have Peter on board to drive the next phase of growth at Ethixbase360.” Jasmine Megson, Head of Talent & Origination at CGE Partners

My experience as a CEO candidate with La Fosse was excellent. With little intention to take on a new CEO role, La Fosse reached out with a unique opportunity with Ethixbase360, which enabled me to bring my track record as a private equity-backed CEO with technology-enabled services experience to a new industry. Equally, from an Ethixbase360 perspective, La Fosse supported the board in understanding what was truly needed for this next phase of exciting growth in terms of leadership and experience. Tom Granger and Maire McKay worked with customer and candidate to reach a great outcome for both.” Peter Sweetbaum, Chief Executive Officer at Ethixbase360

“Peter has demonstrated consistent success in driving transformative and sustainable growth for PE-backed assets, translating into impressive returns for his shareholders. We look forward to following his journey with Ethixbase360 and the team at CGE Partners.” Tom Granger, Head of CEO & Advisory Practice at La Fosse

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Tom Granger

Head of CEO and Advisory Practice