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    Ty Kasperbauer Appointed as New CEO of Field Agent, Rick West to Continue as Chairman of the Board

    Field Agent, a leading retail data and technology solutions provider, is announcing a significant leadership transition. Co-founder and CEO Rick West is stepping down from his role as CEO and will continue serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Ty Kasperbauer, a seasoned technology company operator and executive, will assume the role of CEO.

    Rick West, who has been instrumental in Field Agent’s growth and innovation since its inception, will now focus on strategic guidance as Chairman of the Board.  Through a 40 year career as an executive and entrepreneur in the CPG and retail industries, West has made an incredible impact with his visionary leadership and commitment to excellence.


    “Leading Field Agent has been a remarkable journey, and as Chairman, I look forward to this next season for our company,” said Rick West, CEO and co-founder of Field Agent. “I am incredibly proud of what our team has accomplished and am confident in Ty's ability to lead Field Agent into its next phase of growth and innovation.”


    Taking the helm as CEO, Ty Kasperbauer brings over 15 years of experience as a C-level technology executive. Kasperbauer has a proven track record in scaling and transforming companies across various sectors, including SaaS, consumer internet, and tech-enabled services. Before joining Field Agent, he was the EVP and GM of Solutions Groups at EverCommerce, where he managed the P&L, strategy, and integration of 25 acquired subsidiaries and played a key role in facilitating EverCommerce's IPO in 2021.

    "I am honored to join Field Agent at such a pivotal moment," said Ty Kasperbauer. "Field Agent's innovative data solutions provide unmatched insights and value to our clients. I look forward to building on Rick’s legacy and driving Field Agent to new heights."

    Supported by Five Elms Capital, this leadership transition highlights Field Agent’s commitment to innovation and excellence. 

    "We're thrilled to welcome Ty to the Field Agent team," said Ryan Mandl, Partner at Five Elms Capital. "His expertise and vision will be invaluable as Field Agent continues to revolutionize retail insights and execution."


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    About Field Agent Inc.
    Founded in 2010, Field Agent Inc. is a trusted provider of retail audits, ratings and reviews, shopper insights, and other crowdsourced, location-specific retail solutions. With a global panel of more than two million everyday shoppers, Field Agent offers an end-to-end suite of solutions as well as on-demand, self-serve solutions through its retail solutions marketplace. Field Agent  extended its capabilities in 2022 by acquiring SimpliField, a retail communication and task management platform, and again in 2024 by acquiring Shelfgram, the Virtual Store Walk platform.

    About Five Elms
    Five Elms Capital is a global growth equity firm that invests in fast-growing B2B software businesses that users love.  Five Elms provides capital and resources to help companies accelerate growth and further cement their role as industry leaders. Since firm inception in 2007, Five Elms has focused exclusively on software investing, building an unmatched network and deep domain expertise.  Today, with over $2.4 billion in assets under management and a global team of over 70 investment professionals, Five Elms has invested in more than 65 software platforms worldwide. 

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