PE-backed OnePlus Systems taps Kacek as CEO

OnePlus Systems, which is backed by ParkerGale, has named Stacey Kacek as CEO. Previously, she worked at Vertex Analytics where she was CEO. Illinois-based OnePlus Systems is a manufacturer of container fullness and control systems.


CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OnePlus Systems, a sensor and software business serving the global waste management industry, announced that it has appointed Stacey Kacek as Chief Executive Officer. ParkerGale, a technology-focused private equity firm based in Chicago, acquired OnePlus in 2015.

Ms. Kacek is an accomplished leader with a 30-year track record of building and leading high-performing, customer-focused, and scalable software businesses. She brings a product-focused, collaborative leadership style and passion for customer service and success. Most recently, she served as the Chief Executive Officer for Vertex Analytics, a growth-stage software company. Prior to Vertex, Ms. Kacek was CEO at Microsystems, an industry-leading legal services software company, where she also served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) before assuming the CEO role. Previously, she has held senior product leadership roles with General Electric (GE), SmartSignal Corporation and Motorola, after starting her career as a software developer.

“Over the last several months, we’ve undergone a thorough search for a CEO to ensure we found the right partner to lead the organization and work collaboratively with the team,” said Kristina Heinze, Partner at ParkerGale Capital. “We’re extremely excited about the growth opportunity at OnePlus and believe Stacey is the right person to lead this company through the next phase of growth.”

“I’m very excited to join the OnePlus team. It’s rare to find a business that has a 25-year history of innovation, reliability, and market leadership and such significant near-term growth opportunities,” commented Stacey Kacek. “I was particularly drawn to the way OnePlus solutions help businesses and government organizations meet the shifting demand for environmentally friendly solutions while streamlining operations and increasing their bottom line. I look forward to working with this talented team to increase investment in our products, people, and processes and take OnePlus to the next level.”

About OnePlus Systems
OnePlus Systems Inc., established in 1989, is an Illinois-based manufacturer of container fullness and control systems. OnePlus’ monitoring and security solutions make it possible for customers to reduce costs, increase operating efficiency, and gain insight into the daily functioning of their businesses. In June 2016, OnePlus acquired the leader of intelligent waste monitoring for smaller, non-compacting containers, SmartBin. OnePlus serves small and medium-sized businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies including Republic Services, General Electric, Lowe’s, American Airlines, Home Depot, and Kroger. For more information on OnePlus, please see

About ParkerGale Capital
ParkerGale Capital is a small private equity fund based in Chicago that buys profitable, founder-owned technology companies and corporate carve-outs where the firm’s operating resources can have a meaningful impact on the outcome. ParkerGale also hosts the private equity industry’s only podcast, the PEFunCast on iTunes and Google Play. For more information, please visit