ICV-backed LeadingResponse recruits Kearney as CEO

LeadingResponse, a provider of marketing solutions for the professional services industry, has named Matthew Kearney as CEO. Previously, he was CEO of Screenvision. LeadingResponse is a portfolio company of ICV Partners.


TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Private equity firm ICV Partners has named Matthew Kearney CEO of LeadingResponse, the nation’s leading marketing solutions company serving the professional services industry.

Kearney joins LeadingResponse as Charles DallAcqua, the CEO since 2014, retires from day-to-day management. DallAcqua will continue to work with the company in his new role as senior advisor and board member.

“I’m very pleased with ICV’s selection, and I’m confident Matt will ensure that LeadingResponse continues on its growth trajectory,” said DallAcqua.

“Matt has a strong track record of leadership roles in advertising, marketing and technology companies,” said Lloyd Metz, ICV managing director and LeadingResponse board member. “We are delighted to welcome him aboard.”

Prior to joining LeadingResponse, Kearney was CEO of Screenvision, where he led the leading digital cinema advertising through strong growth to a successful sale; oversaw the launch of the Daily MailOnline in the U.S., helping it to become a global leader in online news; and served as Executive Chairman of Talent Partners, a Carlyle Group-backed advertising technology company.

He serves on the boards of Priority Technology Holdings Inc (Nasdaq: PRTH), and Rockbridge Growth Equity owned GSTV, LLC.

“LeadingResponse customers have a resourced, focused and trusted partner to provide them with the right marketing solutions that are optimized for these constantly evolving times,” Kearney said. “I can’t think of a more exciting place to be.”

About ICV Partners
Founded in 1998, ICV Partners is a leading private investment firm that supports management leaders of strong middle market companies. Over its first three funds, the principals of ICV have crafted a strong track record of helping companies expand their footprint and improve performance over the long term and across a variety of industries. Additional information is available at www.icvpartners.com.

About LeadingResponse
LeadingResponse is the premier provider of client acquisition services for the financial, legal, estate planning, elective medical, senior living and home services industries, using digital and traditional marketing strategies. Founded in 1995, we are based in Tampa, Fla., and have operations in Frisco, Tex., and Oldsmar, Fla. Our driving purpose is providing better prospects and better results by putting our clients face-to-face with their ideal prospects. Learn more at LeadingResponse.com.