CEO Positions of the Week

President/CEO | Retail | Hawaii

The CEO/President will work closely with the Board of Directors, serving as a strategic leader and managing director of all departments to establish and maintain long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. He or she will develop a strategic plan to advance the company’s mission and objectives and promote revenue, profitability and growth. The CEO will oversee company operations to ensure production efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources.

The leader will identify M&A opportunities and direct implementation activities and regularly meet with key customers to determine their needs and plans and maintain awareness of both the external and internal competitive landscape, opportunities for expansion, customers, markets, new industry developments and standards.

He or she will participate in industry-related events or associations that will enhance the CEO’s leadership skills or the organization’s reputation and potential for success. Making certain that staff members understand that these responsibilities are shared and that every employee is responsible for helping the organization maintain industry ties.

The right candidate will be an experienced leader and executive with appropriate industry experience. They are looking for an energetic, forward-thinker and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image. The CEO candidate should be a strategic visionary with sound skills, analytical, good judgment and strong operational focus and an intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of the organization.

Retail experience is preferred along with long-term professional and/or personal ties to the Hawaiian Islands.

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President/CEO | Automotive/Heavy Trucking | Detroit, MI Area

The $75M division of a $500M company is looking for a new president/CEO. The company manufacturers engine-related products. They have 15 facilities around the globe and 2,000 employees worldwide.

The President/CEO will manage 220 employees at their manufacturing plant and
15 employees at their Technical Center in Southeast Michigan.

The right candidate must have full P&L responsibility, including sales and manufacturing management. He or she should have an automotive background with powertrain experience.

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CEO | Computer Software | New York City

This managed services/IT consulting business has a well established client base. The operation is successful but needs a fresh pair of eyes to identify profit and growth opportunities. With a team of high calibre staff, the CEO will take over management of this business unit, and will own the PL.

In addition to building the business in existing markets, the incumbent will investigate the potential to take the business into new sectors, where market demand is compatible with the current range of offerings. The CEO also will identify and pursue acquisition targets.

This role will have a high degree of autonomy and will be very attractive for someone who wishes to own management of the business.

CEO candidates should have considerable experience either running a PL, or managing a practice area and be ready to take a bigger challenge. This will include solid management experience and an ability to demonstrate a good understanding of the financials.

The right candidate will have a strong knowledge of Managed Services, Application Development, Technology Consulting, Resource Augmentation and data warehousing solutions, as well as experience working within an IT services, IT consulting or software business. Experience in the public sector and health sector is a plus. An MBA or equivalent degree is desired.

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CEO | The Guess Corporation | Winston-Salem, NC

How would like to win the wallets of millennials and get a super discount on your favorite jeans to boot? If you answered yes to either or both of these questions, you might want to lead Guess Corporation.

The ideal CEO candidate will manage the overall operations of the company as well as develop and implement strategies that meet the needs of the customers, the stakeholders, and the employees. They will be responsible for making key decisions and executing the culture. This is a turnaround situation and applicants must have experience in turning around a distressed company.

An MBA is preferred, along with 10+ years’ experience in retail or a related field.

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CEO | Construction/Maintenance | Greater NYC Area

The CEO will work with the entrepreneurial founders to learn the fundamentals and to effectively transition leadership into this new role. The imperative for the CEO is to build a scalable business with strong processes, systems and people to support organic and acquisitive growth.

The new leader will unite two companies into one culture, create a compelling marketing/branding strategy and implement smart back office practices and operational excellence to drive EBITDA.

The right candidate is a veteran dynamic CEO from a construction, repair and/or maintenance business with private equity experience and impressive M&A integration success.

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CEO | Home Services Company | Greater Atlanta Area, LLC seeks an experienced CEO expert in marketing and sales to lead the organization. The investors bring deep experience in field operations and service delivery and, in August, agreed to take an active role in growing the company. Partnering with a highly active and experienced board, this is a rare opportunity for a CEO with the stamina and skillset required to join in on the ground floor of a newly-formed, well-funded Atlanta-based startup poised for explosive growth. is the first of what is expected to be several brands composing a fast-growing, fast-paced, innovative service company that is mowing over the competition and becoming the national leader of a wide breadth of high-quality subscription-based residential home services. The company serves residential consumers directly, as well as institutional owners and managers of residential properties.

The CEO is initially charged with building a marketing, sales, and customer care team to provide a remarkable customer experience and enhance the long-term enterprise value of the company through an aggressive customer acquisition campaign, best-in-class retention, and sustained lifetime customer value. The CEO must be a sales and marketing expert with a strong background in managing success in product definition, consumer promotional marketing, consumer sales, business-to-business sales, customer experience design, and customer care.

Although the company currently has several thousand established customer relationships, the change that it is undergoing is of start-up proportions. As a fast-paced startup, the CEO role is personally demanding and requires leadership as both a player and a coach. In addition to the strategic aspects of the position, immediate focus will be directed to the tactical activities centered around effective marketing and hiring a team for sales performance, coaching front-line staff, and providing sales training and feedback to team members to continually achieve high customer satisfaction marks.

While the CEO is responsible for the overall performance of the company, the CEO is teamed with a newly hired President/COO that is charged with Service Delivery and Quality Assurance and brings nearly 25 years of field service experience in both B2B and consumer services industries.

The right candidate will have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited campus-based university, a minimum of 10 years of professional management experience, ultimate P&L responsibility for an organization or business unit of greater than $10M in revenue, and demonstrated ability in consumer customer acquisition via digital and traditional marketing sources and in consumer customer experience design. Experience is required in landscaping or other outside-the-home service industry.

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CEO | Disruptive Business Company | Greater St. Louis Area

This PE-backed lower-middle-market company is changing its industry through a dynamic combination of technology and exceptional customer responsiveness. The CEO will have the opportunity to lead and build a dynamic company, creating significant value along the way.

The business is currently healthy, growing and profitable. The right CEO will have exceptional leadership ability and a proven track record of spearheading successful and innovative changes in business services. He or she will be responsible for leading the company’s overall strategic direction, profitability, customer acquisition efforts, operations, budgeting process, financial performance, and customer service. The CEO will drive results and accountability through the executive leadership team and the entire organization. Finally, the CEO will lead the company to a successful and profitable exit, with a minimum revenue of $250M.

The CEO will define and communicate the company’s goals, objectives, and services; build, cultivate, manage and develop a high-performance team concept throughout the organization; and establish, improve and leverage key metrics and key performance indicators.

Requirements include 20+ years of progressive and upwardly mobile experience, including 3-5 years of recent CEO or business unit leadership; 5+ years of recent GM experience (including full P&L); experience re-engineering and improving processes that drive efficiency, increase profitability and support revenue growth; and experience in BPO, tech-enabled services, or heavy-transactional services.

Experience as a CEO of a private equity-backed company is strongly preferred. Early career experience in a larger, blue-chip, world-class company is ideal. The CEO candidate should have a demonstrated track record of leadership, team-building and culture-strengthening and an undergraduate degree, with an MBA preferred but not required.

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President/CEO | Consumer Goods Manufacturer | Grand Rapids, MI

This $50M consumer products manufacturing firm is looking for a new leader to take them into the future. The president/CEO would develop/execute the strategic plan, including identifying any operations improvements necessary to turn around the business and return it to profitability.

He or she will develop and grow the leadership team. The leader would have a solid understanding of the distribution channel, while having a track record of creating and maintaining strong business relationships with all levels of sales, marketing, operations, and all other aspects within the organization. He or she would have full management control of the business, including the P&L.

The right candidate should have 10+ years of cross-functional management experience, with at least 5 years in a general manager role (with responsibility for all aspects of the operation and P&L responsibility). He or she should have at least 3 years of experience with a consumer product manufacturing company. Experience in a turnaround business or environment is required.

This company is looking for someone who is a lean manufacturing expert and can implement lean processes across the board. He or she should have a strong track record of profitably growing a business through innovation and commercialization.

Experience selling through Big Box retailers and channel management is a must, while e-commerce strategy experience is highly preferred. A business or engineering degree is required, while an MBA is preferred.

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CEO | Credit Union | Kauai, HI

As the chief executive for a 70+ year-old Kauai Employees Federal Credit Union, you will:

  • Implement the Board’s strategic plan through thoughtful and impactful actions.
  • Engage in public relations to support our community and raise awareness of the brand.
  • Lead a company culture/working environment that encourages outstanding employee care for the members and the community.
  • Understand innovations in the financial services industry (including technology) and demographics among the members and community.

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CEO | Professional Rodeo Cowboys Assn. | Colorado Springs, CO

Here’s your chance to be the cowboy you always wanted to be. This job requires you to spend as much time in the field as it does in the office. Do you own a pair of spurs?

The PRCA is looking for a leader with at least 10 years experience running an association of $26 million or larger. The CEO should be able to take the organization to its next level of success following the retirement of the current CEO. They seek a strategic and proven leader, a change agent who can improve the operations of the organization while advocating for ProRodeo in general.

The right CEO candidate will have stellar management skills and will bring best practices and procedures to the organization while also being able to see beyond the tasks at hand to envision and set out a strategic growth plan for PRCA, building upon the organization’s decades of successful relationships with sponsors and partners.

A necessity for driving growth will be branding – helping the organization refine and renew its sense of mission, its mission statement, and its value proposition to better serve PRCA’s constituents and members. However, a major avenue for growth lies in continuing to monetize the intellectual and digital property of the PRCA (via PRCA Properties), which will provide additional opportunities for revenue growth from digital content distribution and sponsorships. Income from sponsorships is used to boost prize money for contestants, which drives growth in membership.

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CEO | Data Storage Technology | Palo Alto, CA

This firm’s patented innovation has the potential to bring a paradigm shift into the global networking and data storage infrastructure. Their innovation delivers an exponentially secure, simpler and faster solution to conventional encryption in securing data.

The company’s goal is to make everyone’s online experience and the data storage of their sensitive information completely secure from the world’s most sophisticated hackers. They are currently seeking an experienced CEO to supervise and control all strategic and business aspects of the company. The primary goal of this position is to drive the company’s overall development and fundraising initiatives, while guiding the company toward long-term success.

The right candidate should have experience in enterprise sales/support preferably as a VP for rolling out new high-tech products into the global market. He or she should have key responsibilities in addition to raising capital to work with potential customers/partners to test and validate the product in an enterprise environment and get operational feedback. The CEO will develop high quality business strategies and plans ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives and seek out, manage and close the company’s fundraising initiatives.

The CEO candidate should have proven experience as a VP/CEO in various start-up environments, preferably in high-tech tech or data security (others will be considered, as well); strong experience with startups and raising capital; experience in developing profitable strategies and implementing the company’s vision; familiarity with diverse business functions such as marketing, PR, finance, etc., in addition to being technically savvy; an entrepreneurial mindset with outstanding organizational and leadership skills; and excellent communication and public speaking skills.

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