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President / CEO

Ref: BBBH: 444503

Rome, GA


  • Permanent
  • Immediately Available

About the candidate

This candidate is strategic, entrepreneurial, and a growth-oriented senior executive. With the proven ability to drive organic revenue and EBITDA growth, as well as lead the assessment and integration of acquisitions. They are adept at analyzing the benefits and risks of financial leverage to make the optimal choices of financing instruments to drive ROI and shareholder value. The candidate is known for having an approachable, authentic leadership style that creates trust and ensures many voices are reflected in the company's values, priorities, and decisions. He excels at building high-performance culture, motivating teams, and using each person's best attributes to drive excellence within the organizations.

What makes them great?

  • Negotiated 10 year supply agreement with the company's largest customer
  • Identified the root causes of operational issues and developed a plan to improve OEE by 44%, reduce outsourcing, and deliver an annual margin gain of $10m with a 60-day payback period
  • Led a team of 500 employees including six members of the Executive Leadership Team
  • From 2018 to 2020, led the growth of the brand at a CAGR of 30% to achieve a 44% market share. This brand has grown 4x since the 2009 acquisition

Areas of expertise

  • Executive leadership - As CEO they transformed the culture of the organization and put the company on a growth trajectory. As CFO, COO and President they played a key role in the 5x growth of the company during tenure. As CFO they consolidated three sister companies into G&L, including major refinancing for the purpose of making the company's largest-ever acquisition
  • General management - Led a high-performing team of up to 500 people. From 2018-2020, led the growth of new brands of 30% to achieve 44% market share.
  • Corporate development - Evaluated 100+ companies for acquisition, bid on 20, performed due diligence on 10, and acquired 6; one acquisition over $100m and all acquisitions are still part of the company

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