Saenger Associates - Chicago, IL, United States


The executive search firm of Saenger Associates is conducting a search for a President / CEO for our privately held investment portfolio client. The successful candidate will have a successful overall P&L executive leadership background in the Fire Protection Products and Services industry.Our client is looking to acquire and operate companies at the $50M level and above.You will drive this process and when successful operate this NUCO. 

Position responsibilities:

  • President/CEO will drive market share, leadership, and execution of operations ensuring alignment with overall corporate ownership objectives.
  • Drive operational performance improvements while ensuring customer satisfaction with the right high quality products delivered on-time.
  • Build and protect existing business/leading positions, identify strategic and logical new business opportunities and extensions in North America - to build or acquire.
  • Engage with customer decision makers to drive new business.
  • Provide guidance to develop a proactive, customer facing approach by the sales teams
  • Reinforce the strong team-oriented culture in the organization through collaborative leadership
  • Passionately foster customer value and focus.


  • Must have commercial fire safety industry experience.
  • Must have multi-facility, national experience.
  • A history of success operating in a lean environment
  • Demonstrated success leading an M&A strategy
  • Business smart, inspiring and aspiring business leader with 10+ years of focus on long term strategy and execution
  • Commitment to results, positive team culture and to a work / life balance
  • Excellent people leadership and development skills
  • High level of integrity
  • Must have customer facing experience
  • Bachelor’s degree – prefer advanced degree
  • Must know how to strategically run a business, grow the business and make above market returns

Compensation Package: commensurate with role, attractive performance bonus and equity and company benefits.Relocation assistance offered if required.

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Posted On: Saturday, May 23, 2020

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