Distribution/ Wholesale


Confidential E-commerce Wholesale Distribution Company


Our client is looking for an experienced leader that will play an integral part in optimizing a growing company. The President will be responsible for the overall day-to-day leadership for the company. This leader’s responsibilities will be broad and include managing all operations and administration either directly or through internal department heads. The successful candidate must be extremely entrepreneurial with a hands-on approach to management. Leadership and motivational skills, as opposed to dictation, are required. It is imperative that the President is an integrator who will be the “glue” for the organization and directly responsible for the alignment, accountability, and performance of the leadership team. The President will be humble and patient, and a supreme communicator who is capable of creating and managing operational processes to ensure this organization’s continued success and sustainability.

This position reports directly to the Owner with seven (7) direct reports.


  • Direct leadership, management, and mentorship of the company’s leadership.
  • Proven ability to influence with an approachable style that inspires confidence and empowerment within the teams.
  • Build a cohesive and high performing team. Recruit, mentor, evaluate, motivate all employees to ensure an effective service-oriented fun team environment is built.
  • Embrace challenges while accepting the reality of obstacles. Is flexible and adaptable, works comfortably with individuals and teams. Able to effectively build relationships and trust with a wide range of individuals.
  • Is diplomatic with a high emotional intelligence. Possesses well developed negotiation skills and is able to resolve conflict and facilitate negotiations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Possess impeccable integrity and ethics. Respectful of others and respected by peers. Is honest, sincere, dependable, authentic, and trustworthy.
  • Advise the Owner on key planning issues and make recommendations on important business decisions.


  • Plans, directs, and manages over the entire company; ensuring the development and implementation of efficient processes and departmental training to meet current and future business requirements.
  • Ability to create Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) that maintain and maximize the overall effectiveness of the total company.
  • Ensure all department heads are fully informed of operational objectives and ensure accountability for achievement of results throughout the company. Conducts regular meetings with department heads to ensure that priorities are clear, and coordination is good.
  • Solve problems with a logical and systematic approach. Anticipate the implications and consequences of situations, take appropriate actions, and analyze strengths and weaknesses.
  • Demonstrate a progressive leadership style that actively promotes team involvement with an emphasis on motivating, mentoring, support for innovation, encouragement of new ideas, inspire action and achieve results.
  • Establishes and implements short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.
  • Takes hands-on lead position of developing, implementing, and optimizing business in-puts, through-puts and out-puts focused on improving profitability throughout the company.
  • Develops and implements process improvements; i.e., project management, labor control, cost accounting, buying and inventory management.


  • 15 years of senior management experience involving full P&L, balance sheet, capital structures and growth responsibilities.
  • Proven track record as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer or President.
  • Proven track record of building trust within a well-established and highly skilled leadership team.
  • Successful experience with financial management of labor and operational planning costs.
  • Detail oriented with strong strategic leadership and project management skills.
  • Strongly demonstrated leadership and communication skills involving employees, customers, and suppliers/vendors.
  • Demonstrated stellar analytical, written communication and organizational skills.
  • Proven creative problem-solving skills with a drive to create “solutions”.
  • Highly focused, organized, analytical thinker who initiates, as opposed to reacts.
  • Demonstrated degree of passion and energy with laser focus on execution and results.
  • Midwestern work ethic; e.g., “roll-up your sleeves” leader, with a proven “take-charge” record of accomplishment.
  • Established career of creating a fun work environment/culture; energizing, engaging and passionate.
  • Display stamina, persistence, energy and is committed to personal growth and development for self and others. Proven ability to manage a fast paced and entrepreneurial family business environment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance or management required. MBA highly preferred.
  • Experience with NetSuite ERP Software, E-Commerce, and Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) a huge plus.
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Eric Hohauser
Lead Consultant
Nicole Regula
Director, Executive Recruitment