19 Sep Tanner Ainge Joins Simplus as Vice President of Corporate Development
Simplus hires Ainge, with background in mergers and acquisitions, to lead domestic and international expansion strategy.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—SEPTEMBER 19, 2018—Simplus, a leader in Salesforce Quote-to-Cash advisory, implementation, and managed services, today announced the appointment of Tanner Ainge as Vice President of Corporate Development. Ainge will direct the mergers and acquisitions strategy, further expanding the company’s growth opportunities both domestically and internationally.
“I have admired Simplus and its high-growth strategy for several years, and I’m especially impressed with its ability to grow rapidly while maintaining an outstanding corporate culture,” Ainge said. “I’m eager to join the team and build out an aggressive strategy that will further propel the company’s growth – both in North America and internationally.”
As a private equity investor, mergers and acquisitions attorney and executive of a publicly traded company, Ainge brings development experience across industries, geographies and transaction sizes ranging from the lower-middle market to over $5 billion in enterprise value. He began his career with HGGC, a multibillion-dollar private equity firm with a strong technology focus, and also practiced law with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, a leading international firm. Having lived in China and West Africa, Ainge is experienced in navigating the nuances of cross-border transactions. He is poised to lead the acquisition strategy to serve customers implementing large global projects with international resources.
“We are utilizing M&A as a growth strategy to support our enterprise customers with international resources,” said Simplus CEO Ryan Westwood. “We are confident that Tanner is the ideal person to lead that team. His M&A career, coupled with his international experience, positions him perfectly to identify acquisition opportunities and execute them swiftly.”
Ainge earned his Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University in International Studies. He has been married to his wife, Heidi, for 13 years, has five children, and is conversant in Mandarin Chinese.
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