La Fosse Executive place CTO Spencer Clarkson into Verastar to lead ambitious digital transformation project

30 March 2022

2 minutes (394 Words)

La Fosse Executive is delighted to announce the permanent appointment of seasoned technologist Spencer Clarkson into leading business services provider Verastar. Clarkson is highly experienced in applying technology solutions to drive real business improvements and has overseen various transformative IT projects within organisations both in the UK and across Europe throughout his 30-year career.

La Fosse Executive was engaged on a key assignment to place a CTO into Verastar to see them through a crucial transformation period. The company – part of the Vitruvian portfolio – wanted to create a new role tasked with delivering a single unified customer relationship management system across all brands within the group, in conjunction with Salesforce, Natterbox and SnapLogic. The individual would also be tasked with optimising the group’s existing technology platforms.

This was La Fosse Executive’s first engagement with Verastar, and due to having extensive experience in placing portfolio CTOs for mid-cap PE houses, the CTO Search team were confident in their ability to fill the role. The team performed a localised search across the North-West to identify the best candidates who connected with this market mission, keeping the bar very high by only shortlisting people who had previously led technology functions within a PE-backed environment and had evidenced success in delivering on a change programme at group level.

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Speaking on his role, Spencer Clarkson said:

“The opportunity to join Verastar at this exciting time of growth and digital transformation was one I couldn’t turn down. Innovation is at the very heart of Verastar and it’s clear that both Lee and the wider business are committed to using new technology to improve services and make colleagues’ and customers’ lives easier.”


Verastar CEO Lee Hull said:

“Spencer is an amazing leader in the technology space. He has a deep understanding of how to apply technology solutions that deliver real business improvements and I have no doubt that his expertise will help Verastar solidify its position as the leader in our market and a true champion of small business.”


If you’re looking to expand your leadership team or find out more about our capabilities, please get in touch with the team at La Fosse Executive. Our team has an extensive track record across PE-backed and high-growth businesses and a deep network of leaders, enabling us to find exactly the right person to drive your business forward.

For more information:


Jack Denison

Director - Global Head of Executive Search and Interim Management

Anthony Mathiot

Senior Consultant - Executive Search