Performance Improvement Partners Names Dave Rutkowski Chief Executive Officer

Accenture veteran brings 30+ years of proven experience designing technology solutions and scaling strategic growth.

Former President, John Bisack, becomes Founder.

May 20, 2021

Shelton, CT – Performance Improvement Partners, the technology consulting firm built for the private equity sector, today announced the appointment of Dave Rutkowski to Chief Executive Officer. Rutkowski joins the firm after an over 30-year career at global professional services firm, Accenture. John Bisack, former President, will become Founder, providing guidance as Managing Director, Erie Street.

“Dave is the right person to lead Performance Improvement Partners through its next evolution and stage of growth,” said John Bisack, Founder, Performance Improvement Partners. “He is a technology leader at heart, with an eye towards driving transformational change for clients and our business alike. I am thrilled to continue partnering with him as Performance Improvement Partners cements its position as the preferred technology partner for the private equity sector.”

During his nearly 30-year career at Accenture, Dave led the incubation and growth of the Internet of Things, Mobility, and Industry X.0 practices, serving multiple leadership functions spanning sales, partnerships, products, and operations. In each of these roles, he produced significant results to help businesses advance emerging priorities and achieve operational excellence while building a foundation for rapid growth.

“John has built a business with an incredible reputation – proven by Performance Improvement Partners’ deep experience working with more than 250 private equity clients,” said Jerry Graunke, President of Erie Street. “Dave is a proven business builder, scaling emerging digital practices while helping his clients across the Fortune 500 digitally transform. He tackles challenges thoughtfully and pragmatically, making him the right person to lead Performance Improvement Partners through its next level of growth.”

Rutkowski joins the Performance Improvement Partners at a pivotal moment as the firm transforms to meet and exceed the evolving needs of private equity executives and management teams today. As CEO, Dave will lead the firm’s strategic direction and growth strategy, in addition to overseeing all operations of the business with a focus on fostering client relationships and a cohesive company culture. He will report to Jerry Graunke, President of Erie Street.

“The private equity market continues to prioritize operational investments to transform and grow their portfolio companies – and are increasingly leaning on technology as a key lever,” said Dave Rutkowski, CEO, Performance Improvement Partners. “Performance Improvement Partners is at the right place at the right time, and I strongly believe we are well-positioned to capitalize on this incredible market opportunity. I am extremely impressed with the quality and character of our team, which gives me great confidence in our ability to transform and achieve scalable growth for our clients and our business.”

For more on Dave Rutkowski’s appointment and its impact on Performance Improvement Partner’s continued growth, see here.

Performance Improvement Partners (PIP), an Erie Street Company, is a technology consulting firm built exclusively for the private equity industry. The company moves at the speed of private equity, to design and deliver technology-driven value creation solutions that achieve transformational results by increasing understanding, maximizing potential, and outsizing outcomes. Founded in 2003, PIP is a preferred technology and business transformation partner to more than 250 private equity firms. Our results-focused team of strategists, engineers, and former CIOs focus on the outcome – to design and deliver technology solutions that drive next-level value creation. Learn more at


A strategic and operational growth partner, Erie Street is a Chicago-based, independent advisory firm leveraging its operational heritage and entrepreneurial spirit to work with founders and management teams to achieve next-level growth. The firm brings corporate advisory, operational excellence, and go-to-market strategies to highly disrupted and changing business environments to mitigate risk, realize potential, and deliver exceptional value. Erie Street is led by Founder, Chairman and CEO Terry Graunke, a proven leader in the marketing services and digital communications industry. For more information, please visit


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