CLEVELAND — Park Place Technologies announced Dave Cox has joined the company as chief operating officer. In this role, Cox will oversee all global operations for the company, helping to scale recent growth and maintain Park Place Technologies’ commitment to innovation while continuing to deliver superior customer service.

Cox joins on the heels of rapid global change for the company. In July, GTCR, a Chicago-based private equity firm, agreed to sell a stake in Park Place Technologies to Charlesbank Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm. Following this news, Park Place Technologies announced its acquisition of Entuity, a network analytics software provider and the company’s first acquisition outside the third-party maintenance space. Most recently, Kathie Lyons joined as executive vice president and general manager of ParkView™, which focuses on hosted automated monitoring services for data centers and software.

“We’ve had strong momentum over the past few months as we create new and exciting opportunities for our organization and customers,” said Chris Adams, president and CEO of Park Place Technologies. “At the same time, we are bringing seasoned, top-notch tech leadership talent into the fold to amplify our abilities even further. Dave brings more than 15 years of highly applicable senior management and operations experience to the Park Place leadership team. He has an impressive track record and clear vision for taking our organization to the next level. Dave is a strategic addition and critical player as we continue to grow our business beyond third-party maintenance.”

“As a market leader, Park Place Technologies has demonstrated its innate ability to expand rapidly without compromising its focus on driving customer value and cultivating a highly desirable company culture,” said Cox. “I see tremendous opportunity ahead for Park Place Technologies, its customers, and partners. I am eager to work closely with Chris and the entire leadership team to expand our global footprint while enhancing our customers’ experience.”

Before joining Park Place Technologies, Cox served as chief customer success officer at fintech software provider eFront, implementing tailored management programs to streamline operations and staffing. He also spent eight years in the U.S. Navy as a submarine officer.

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