NEW JOB: Executive Vice President – Automated Cleaning – Highly Confidential Retained Search – Houston / Gulf Coast

27 Feb 2018 by CSI Executive Search

Job description


Our Executive Vice President will serve as the leader of our robotic rental subsidiary and industrial service segment. Responsibilities will range from strategy development and divisional management to scaling the business for hyper-growth. This positon will report to the Chief Operating Officer of the parent company with significant interaction with the Chief Executive Officer/Inventor of the technology. The EVP will be well versed in leading a technology driven industrial rental company including a service component with a global operational reach.

We want our EVP to have significant experience in the rental space of technologically advanced equipment preferably in the industrial sector. This experience should provide the knowledge necessary to effectively execute the expansion plan as conveyed by the senior team including the private equity partners. Furthermore, these experiences will allow the incumbent to assess the current team, operating processes, and go to market strategy and drive continuous improvement of each in conjunction with the senior staff. This individual will be a natural leader with deep functional experience who is capable of driving the business. The EVP will have an executive presence and have no reservations about interacting with any level of a potential customer ideally leaning on close ties already established in the industry. Possessing an entrepreneurial spirit is imperative in order to be consistent with the cultural of the organization. Lastly, this individual should bring profit and loss responsibility to the organization to ensure this unit’s profitability expands as the revenue grows.


Effectively execute and communicate the vision as conveyed by the COO.


Determine optimal structure of both the rental support team and the robotic cleaning organization, evaluate existing team members, and reorganize/recruit as needed in order to operate a high performance team and support anticipated growth

Develop annual operational strategic plans to further support expansion

Participate in new region partner selection and equipment deployment while expanding penetration in existing markets

Maintain key customer relationships and actively engage with high value prospects


Direct report responsibilities include Industrial Operations Manager, Senior Robotics Engineer, and additional team members as deemed necessary

Lead and drive the business with a “safety first” culture and P&L mindset

Collaborate with senior staff in identifying competitive landscape and threats, as well as counter strategies to maintain/grow market share

Implement remote support and repair function to service distant assets in service

Support additional updates to product documentation


Develop ROI calculations for investing in additional technology and/or entering new markets

Organize effective manufacturing process (possibly outsourced) capable of significant increases in production

Create aftermarket parts and service department available to support rapid technology distribution



Available for 25%-50% travel, both domestic and international

College degree required – Advanced degree preferred with technical concentration if possible

Minimum 15 years of rental equipment and services experience, with 10 years of business leadership experience, preferably in an industrial setting involving a technological application

Full P&L responsibility and a successful track record of extremely rapid growth in an industrial rental equipment business

Proven track record of consistently exceeding profit expectations while delivering on long term objectives

Experience scaling a rental business rapidly including developing processes, procedures, and documentation required for future growth

Strong strategic management skills and analytical abilities; a data driven mindset in analyzing and assessing opportunities and ability to economically solve issues

Must be a cultural fit with the Company’s existing senior management team; possesses a collaborative, open communication style in dealing across all levels while maintaining impeccable business ethics

International business exposure with experience expanding into new countries

Entrepreneurial mindset with high energy; Hands on style, not a manager of managers

What’s In It For You?

  • Working with people who live and die by Character and Integrity.
  • Opportunity to build a legacy and to build wealth.
  • This is a “builder’s” dream. Take a technology and then create a business around it – moving from zero to a thriving business.
  • Financial sponsor that is very aggressive and has quality team members.
  • A COO with uncommon business acumen, extraordinary communication skills, world-class financial acumen, and hyper-growth business success experience.
  • Write a blueprint for this subsidiary.
  • Own an integrated business – selling a-z services to each client.


NOTE:  Employment is contingent upon a successful employment/education verification and a background check. Some positions also require a drug screen, a pre-hire medical exam, and/or credit check. Must meet all work eligibility requirements.

CONTACT:  Submit resume (Word format preferred) via email to, Donna Sphar, CSI Executive Search.


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