NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Insight Venture Partners, a leading global private equity and venture capital firm, today announced that Ian Sandler has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Ian will have direct responsibility across Legal, Finance, Compliance, Investor Relations, IT, HR and Onsite. As COO, Ian will focus on scaling the organization and will report directly to Deven Parekh. "Over nearly two decades, Ian has built an impressive track record of strategic and operational accomplishments. We are pleased to welcome Ian to the Insight Venture Partners team," said Deven Parekh, managing director at Insight Venture Partners. "Ian's leadership experience, strategic thinking and proven ability to deliver results have made us confident he is the right person to help execute Insight's strategic priorities and drive further growth." Jeff Horing, founder and managing director at Insight said: "As our firm continues to grow, we have recognized the need for specialized expertise in the area of operations and Ian's background and experience is a perfect match for what we were looking for." "I am honored to take on this role and look forward to partnering with Insight's talented senior leadership team to accelerate the strategic actions we've outlined as we continue delivering results for our Limited Partners," said Sandler. Prior to joining Insight, Ian was the Chief Operating Officer of Global Equities at Citadel, and was previously a Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer in Carlyle's Global Market Strategies Division.