Lance Levy is Capco’s Chief Executive Officer, with more than 25 years of experience in the financial, technology and professional services industries. Capco’s extraordinary growth over the last seven years is a testament to his clarity of vision, highly adaptable management style, and extremely strong and resilient leadership.
A graduate of the University of Cape Town, Lance set out with ambitious and entrepreneurial intent, beginning his career with a number of successful business ventures, then moving in his late 20’s to leadership positions at Accenture in both South Africa and London. Over the next decade Lance played a significant role in guiding the significant growth of the Accenture Financial Services business, as a member of the Leadership Team, the Accenture Leadership Council and as Senior Managing Director responsible for Global Sales in Financial Services, during a period in which the business almost doubled in size, and then latterly as Senior Managing of Financial Services in Europe, Africa, and Latin America, leading across 34 countries, with responsibility for $3.5B in revenues. Lance then served on Fidelity National Information Services’ Executive Leadership Team, as Head of Professional Services, where he was involved in the $11B acquisition of SunGard alongside the leadership of Capco.
Since joining Capco as CEO in 2015, he has proved himself as a true global leader, acting immediately to transform the business, and revitalise growth by attracting talent to build new high-demand services and capabilities. In 2017, Lance led the sale of Fidelity National Information Services’ majority stake in Capco to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a leading private equity firm, enabling a further expansion of growth.
In Lance’s seven years as Capco CEO, revenues and headcount have doubled, while profits have tripled. Lance’s energy, ambition, and authentic leadership style, combining strategic insight and deep operational knowledge, has transformed the business. Pivoting focus to digital services, broadening coverage of industry segments, radically transforming the leadership, and building senior, trusted client relationships. Moving Capco from a niche consultancy to a highly focused global management technology institution, now recognised in the industry as a legitimate challenger to the largest competitors in the segment, with consistently strong performance.
Lance understands success starts and ends with people. Prioritising and promoting Capco’s values and intense focus on its people, he has led the preservation and continued development of the firm’s distinctive, differentiated, and diverse culture.
Most recently, Lance’s ambitious growth plans saw the $1.45B strategic acquisition of Capco by Wipro, creating a market-leading partnership. As a result, both firms can now provide an end-to-end value proposition to clients, becoming a leading transformation partner to the world’s pre-eminent financial services institutions.
Under Lance’s leadership, Capco will continue to embrace the challenges of tomorrow.