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Executive Recruiter

Due to current tremendous growth, Brooke Chase Associates is expanding its staff.  If you are looking to develop a strong career with a leader in the recruiting industry, want to make a significant contribution to the success of companies and a positive difference in the lives of the professionals you recruit, have potential for growth in leadership, and be rewarded for your performance, then this opportunity is for you.

Executive Recruiters are responsible for:

  • New Business Development – developing and building client relationships
  • Conducting Searches – recruiting, qualifying, interviewing and placing top level candidates

You must:

  • Excel in sales as a “Hunter, not a Gatherer”
  • Be strong in building and managing business relationships
  • Be goal-oriented with high energy and a take-charge attitude
  • Have excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and follow-through
  • Have good computer skills (MS Office and CRM)

Contact:

Larry Roth
Advisory Board Member
larrytroth@att.net
312-440-0399

By |2022-08-30T16:16:42-04:00August 25th, 2022|Categories: Current Searches, Join Our Team|

Recruiter

Due to current tremendous growth, Brooke Chase Associates is expanding its staff.  If you are looking to develop a strong career with a leader in the recruiting industry, want to make s significant contribution to the success of companies and a positive difference in the lives of the professionals you recruit, have potential for growth in leadership, and be rewarded for your performance, then this opportunity is for you.

In this role you will assist experienced Executive Recruiters in conducting search assignments, identifying, recruiting, and qualifying top level candidates.  Here you can develop the expertise to grow into an Executive Recruiter position.

Duties include:

  • Investigative phone and computer research and data collection
  • Recruit calling
  • Candidate screening and interviewing
  • Client interface, including weekly reporting

You must have:

  • Prior sales experience
  • A strong desire and willingness to learn
  • An outgoing and assertive personality
  • Strong communication skills – oral and written
  • A strong work ethic with a passion to succeed and high energy
  • Computer literacy – proficient in internet research, CRM database use, and MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

 

By |2022-08-26T10:53:48-04:00August 25th, 2022|Categories: Current Searches, Join Our Team|

Research Associate

Due to current tremendous growth, Brooke Chase Associates is expanding its staff.  If you are looking to develop a strong career with a leader in the recruiting industry, want to make s significant contribution to the success of companies and a positive difference in the lives of the professionals you recruit, have potential for growth in leadership, and be rewarded for your performance, then this opportunity is for you.

This is a great entry position leading to the Recruiter Associate role.  Research Associates are responsible for assisting Executive Recruiters in identifying, recruiting and qualifying top level candidates.

Duties include:

  • Investigative phone and computer research
  • Data collection and database input
  • Recruit calling and candidate screening
  • Schedule coordination with clients, candidates and BCA staff

You must have:

  • Prior sales experience preferred
  • A strong desire and willingness to learn
  • An outgoing and assertive personality
  • Strong communication skills – oral and written
  • Computer literacy – proficient in internet research, CRM database use, and MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel

 

By |2022-08-26T10:54:24-04:00August 25th, 2022|Categories: Current Searches, Join Our Team|

Assistant General Manager – Georgia

If you are a dynamic distribution leader with experience implementing current best practices in a growth environment, this role will be an opportunity to be a key business partner and decision maker in an entrepreneurial business model.  This leader will have real impact through leveraging technology and developing a team to improve productivity and capacity.

Assignment: 4305
Title: Assistant General Manager
Industry: Plumbing HVAC Distribution
Reports To: Branch General Manager
Location: Georgia

Our Client:

This branch oversees the company’s largest US HVAC business, which is the fastest growing segment for a well established and highly respected name in the industry.  Their model of empowering local management, their consistent core values and ethics, focus on team culture, and a belief in sharing success financially with team members have made this company a long-standing story of growth.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • A “right hand” leader, managing the location from a #2 position
  • Help create and implement strategy for growth and day-to-day operational excellence
  • Recruit and onboard high potential teammates
  • Assess, identify, and implement necessary process, procedure, technology/tools for logistics optimization
  • Work collaboratively and strategically with other key business leaders to achieve and grow a market leadership position

Position Requirements:

  • 5+ years leading in wholesale distribution of a building material to contractors (plumbing/HVAC a plus)
  • Excellent and inspiring communicator and collaborator
  • Creative thinker and entrepreneurial innovator
  • Skilled in strategic planning and tactical execution
  • Ability to personally sell (ideas and/or products)
  • Ability to recruit and build a high-performance team
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex financial and purchase/sales data
  • Skilled in supply chain dynamics and logistics
  • HVAC subject matter expertise a plus, but not essential
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Contact:

Ben Durshimer
Recruiter
bdurshimer@brookechase.com
941-914-9162

By |2022-08-17T10:06:10-04:00August 17th, 2022|Categories: Current Searches|

Senior/General Manager – Mid-Atlantic

A tremendous opportunity for a leader in multi-family cabinetry to participate in, develop, and grow a well-funded and resource backed start-up business, establishing the brand, the service model, and the facility network to encompass eventual nationwide reach.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow into complete P&L divisional responsibility.

Assignment: 4304
Title: Sr./General Manager
Industry: Cabinetry
Reports To: Divisional Vice President
Location: Mid-Atlantic preferred

Our Client:

Our client is a multi-national forest products industry leading company with global reach, vertical integration, product diversity, and a long history of profitable growth.  With numerous divisions in the forestry, woodworking, cabinetry, home building and service/installation sectors, the company is poised to grow a start-up initiative in multi-family cabinetry.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Division President to develop a strategic plan for growth.
  • Establish the service model in partnership with an established company-owned installation firm.
  • Establish and grow a multi-location facility network
  • Grow and develop the organizational team to support company sales growth
  • Continue to build the sales pipeline

Position Requirements:

  • 7+ years’ experience in multi-family construction and cabinetry
  • Operational and/or business development experience in multi-family cabinetry
  • Understanding of the entire project management process
  • Strong knowledge of cabinetry technical specs
  • Financial acumen – understanding of the factors that contribute to top-line line growth and bottom-line profitability
  • Strategic planning skills with the ability to translate to implementation
  • Team building and leadership skills
  • Strong customer focused mind-set and relationship builder
  • Excellent communication skills

Contact:

Ben Durshimer
Recruiter
bdurshimer@brookechase.com
941-914-9162

By |2022-08-16T10:25:24-04:00August 16th, 2022|Categories: Current Searches|

Chief Operating Officer – Southeast

A tremendous opportunity for a COO who thinks and acts as a true business partner to lead the growth and expansion of the company.  This position will have total P&L responsibility for all aspects of management and operational performance of the corporation.  Must be a true hands-on take charge leader!

Assignment: 4302
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Industry: Woodworking
Reports To: President/CEO and Board of Directors
Location: Southeast

Our Client:

Our client is a well-established, highly respected, privately-owned manufacturer, this profitable company is experiencing its highest ever level of sales.  Its current investment in innovation and capital projects to expand into new markets and opportunities, and its long-standing commitment to to the workforce ensure continued growth.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Staff liaison to the President and the Board of Directors, including regular meetings providing detailed input and advice.  Recommend all annual & quarterly goals, measure and track the success and direction of goals, and report progress to the President and Board
  • Develop and successfully execute strategic and operational plans for the business:  Short and Long-term Goals; Financial Performance; Organization Structure and Processes; Service and Program Plans; Sales; Capital Projects; Product; Profitability; Quality; Complete and On-Time; Budgets
  • Build open communication and teamwork of sr. management team and throughout the company
  • Drive innovation and a culture of continuous improvement throughout the organization
  • Oversee all personnel and staffing levels required to support profitable business growth
  • Ensure compliance with all regulations, including OSHA, EPA, Labor, and required reporting
  • Ensure the company, its culture, programs, products, and services are positively accepted by customers, factory communities, the industry, key influencers, and the workforce

Position Requirements:

  • A true leader who can and will hold people accountable, and is able to unite multiple agendas, personalities, and levels of authority/influence into common goals and action
  • 10+ years operations experience in an executive position (COO, VP Operations) within a customer focused manufacturing environment utilizing innovations in manufacturing and quality
  • Kitchen & Bath showroom, independent dealer channel experience
  • A track record of continuous improvement, a proactive mindset always looking for opportunities
  • Financial acumen, ability to compute cost scenarios and read/interpret financial data quickly and effectively.  Profit/EBITDA driven
  • Tracks customer, market, and industry trends and responds quickly
  • Excellent communicator at all levels who engenders a culture of openness and honesty
  • Consultative and collaborative – consults with management team, the President, and the Board, deferring to their judgement when it is within their scope of authority
  • IT/ERP familiarity, SAP a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or marketing (extensive “C” level experience will be considered)

Contact:

Gina Felicita Martin
Recruiter
gfelicita@brookechase.com
941-259-4841

By |2022-07-25T09:45:59-04:00July 7th, 2022|Categories: Current Searches|

Director of Product Engineering and Design – Southeast

An opportunity for a creative, dynamic, and cross-functional leader in a transformative and strategic role, leading new product initiatives from research and specification through implementation and impacting the company’s growth strategy and objectives.

Assignment: 4303
Title: Director of Product Engineering and Design
Industry: Woodworking
Reports To: COO
Location: Southeast

Our Client:

Our client is a well-established, highly respected, privately-owned manufacturer, this profitable company is experiencing its highest ever level of sales.  Its current investment in innovation and capital projects to expand into new markets and opportunities, and its long-standing commitment to the workforce ensure continued growth.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Benchmark competition and identify market demand
  • Prepare product business case, including market requirement, projected sales volume, pricing, cost, and profitability objectives
  • Work cross-functionally with teams to develop and manage a Stage/Gate Product Development Process from R&D through launch, including implementation timeline
  • Coordinate with Marketing to support product marketing plans
  • Plan product launch and support Sales & Marketing with necessary product knowledge and technical expertise, providing input for collateral development
  • Coordinate market research to track customer feedback and manage product-related support

Position Requirements:

  • 5+ years Product Engineering/Management experience in cabinetry
  • Demonstrated success launching product that led to profitable sales growth
  • Ability to manage entire Product Development process from business case (incl. market requirement, projected sales volume, pricing, cost & profitability objectives), through R&D, engineering, manufacturability, product launch and follow-up
  • Utilize Stage/Gate system (or similar) to manage new product development
  • Strong cross-functional leadership – works well with engineering, mfg., sales, marketing, finance, supply chain, logistics
  • Technical knowledge of cabinetry specifications & production requirements
  • Proficient in relevant software applications
  • Market awareness – competitors, market demands, trends
  • Financial acumen – costs, pricing, margins
  • Highly self-motivated – driven to succeed
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

Contact:

Ben Durshimer
Recruiter
bdurshimer@brookechase.com
941-914-9162

By |2022-07-07T11:51:34-04:00July 7th, 2022|Categories: Current Searches|

Chief Executive Officer – Mid Atlantic to Mid South

A unique and exciting opportunity for a dynamic manufacturing business leader to create a new business from the ground up.  Under the guidance and with the financial backing of two industry leading companies, the CEO will prepare and execute a business plan, build and lead and executive team, oversee the start-up of a manufacturing facility, and continue to grow the organization, including further potential facility start-ups to broaden geographic reach.

Assignment: 4299
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Industry: Architectural Millwork
Reports To: Board of Directors
Location: Mid-Atlantic to Mid-South

Our Client:

Two forest products industry leading companies, now combining efforts in a new joint venture domestic manufacture moulding business.  These companies represent global reach, vertical integration, product diversity, and a history of profitable growth.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare for business start-up with the goal of becoming operational in Q4 2023
  • Prepare and execute a business plan to include Procurement, Production, Sales, Pricing and Logistics
  • Build and lead an Executive Team for the leadership and sustainable growth of the company
  • Continue to grow the organization, including further potential start-ups in other geographical areas

Position Requirements:

  • Successful P&L company/division leadership experience
  • Manufacturing operational experience with wooden finger joint mouldings and millwork in an automated environment
  • Start-up experience – brownfield, greenfield, or major facility expansion, including capital project leadership
  • Visionary team builder – track record of hiring, managing and leading a team to success
  • Proven track record of successful overall business planning and execution
  • Excellent communication skills – all levels and formats
  • Strong customer facing skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field

Contact:

Nichole Trieste
Recruiter
ntrieste@brookechase.com
941-914-9332

By |2022-05-09T10:29:40-04:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Current Searches|

Operations Manager – Texas

If you are a dynamic distribution operations leader with experience implementing current best practices in a growth environment, this role will be an opportunity to be a key business partner and decision maker in an entrepreneurial business model.  This leader will have real impact through leveraging technology and developing a team to improve productivity and capacity.

Assignment: 4294
Title: Operations Manager
Industry: Plumbing HVAC Distribution
Reports To: Branch Manager
Location: Texas

Our Client:

Our client is one of the top branch locations of a leading and financially strong nationwide distributor of plumbing and HVAC to residential, commercial and industrial sectors.  This branch has experienced tremendous growth and has plans for significant expansion of its operations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop operations into a core strength of the business
  • Establish a world class operational culture
  • Select, add, and develop top operational talent
  • Asses, identify, and implement necessary process, procedure, technology/tools for efficient scaling of the business
  • Work collaboratively and strategically with other key business leaders to achieve and grow a market leadership position

Position Requirements:

  • 10+ years’ experience in warehouse/distribution operations leadership
  • Proven track record as a change agent – able to get buy-in
  • Experience with new systems implementation – RFID, cycle-counting, WMS
  • Proven tract record of efficiency improvement – space utilization, slotting, metrics
  • Strong customer and service focus
  • Strong process documentation skills
  • Ability to envision and implement new warehouse design
  • Ability to implement new systems
  • Big picture, creative solutions thinker
  • Strength in cross-functional teamwork
  • Excellent communication skills – all levels, oral, written, reporting
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred

Contact:

Ben Durshimer
Recruiter
bdushimer@brookechase.com
941-914-9162

By |2022-08-11T09:25:09-04:00February 28th, 2022|Categories: Current Searches|

CEO with a Plan

CEO with a Plan is an opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to acquire and grow a business to the point of successful exit. Whether a management buyout of your current business unit or the acquisition and build-out of another private company, you assume accountability to lead a business enterprise, tap unrealized potential and create significant growth.

Introduction:

Private Equity (PE) owned firms grew revenue twice as fast as all other types for the last 10 years according to a recent Pepperdine survey. Our PE Partners are constantly looking for their next growth company and in some cases actively pursue an “Executive First” approach to investment. Across the board, the most universally well received inquiry is what we call CEO with a Plan: an experienced executive who displays passion, vision and a proposal to create a growth enterprise.

Outcomes:

As Steven Covey advises, a CEO with a Plan must “Begin with the end in mind.” The goal is to maximize value creation within a defined period such as 5 to 7 years. Success rewards the CEO and leadership team through the increased equity valuation whenever there is an ownership change. There may also be the option to reinvest and continue to grow the enterprise towards yet another ownership change.

Industry:

Our broad range of partners means that any manufacturing, distribution, transportation, or services enterprise will be accommodated. Building materials, industrials, software, medical device, bio-tech, niche manufacturing, or any industry segment that will support an attractive growth strategy will be considered.

Location:

Determined by your investment thesis.

Accountabilities:

You will be expected to present an investment idea and facilitate its transformation into a successful investment strategy. When funded, your accountability to implement and achieve objectives can encompass:

  • Creating a corporate vision, culture, goals and action plans.
  • Leading the acquisition and integration of multiple businesses.
  • Transitioning your business to an independent enterprise with its own unique culture.
  • Assessing, acquiring, developing and inspiring the leadership team to implement your vision.
  • Leveraging the board, external and internal resources to their fullest.
  • Leading the business to meet or exceed defined milestones.
  • Participating in a successful liquidity event.

Requires:

The successful CEO will have turned around, unlocked potential, created strong growth and otherwise lead a business to exceed expectations; ideally more than once. One must also develop an investment thesis to complete the package. For example, a plan to carve-out the business unit of a larger corporation that you currently lead. Or perhaps a strategy to consolidate a few smaller companies into a platform that you can then grow into a segment leading enterprise. Regardless of the plan, investors expect an in-depth knowledge of the target industry.

Dimensions:

You will be expected to demonstrate leadership dimensions such as proactivity, adaptability, high energy, integrity, interpersonal effectiveness, strategic perspective, and communications ability.

Compensation:

There will be an appropriate incentivized executive compensation package, equity participation and the satisfaction from leading your strategy to meet or exceed expectations. Most significant will be the equity pay out at the time of a successful ownership change.

Contact:

Murray Parker
Managing Director
mparker@brookechase.com
941-914-9146

By |2019-11-04T21:18:33-05:00December 19th, 2018|Categories: Current Searches|
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