• Sales Management
• General Management

Spotlight On Talent

First Quarter – 2018

About Paul Pompeo

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Paul Pompeo has over 25 years of experience in executive search---23 years in lighting, LED, energy and electrical. Pompeo won multiple recruiting awards during his 16 years with Search West in California. He founded The Pompeo Group in 2003 and specializes in searches for upper and middle-management sales and marketing and general management professionals. Pompeo writes ‘The Company/The Candidate’ column for LD+A Magazine and is Past President of the IES in New Mexico. He has been a featured speaker at Lightfair as well as other IES events.

About the Candidates

Business Unit Leader/ President, Asia Pacific

Charismatic senior executive with over 25 years’ experience in international sales, marketing, and general management. Managed P&L, sales, product marketing, customer service for electrical & lighting manufacturers in Asia Pacific. Proven change manager & rapid turnaround specialist. Has lived in New Zealand, China & India. Excellent team player & firm believer in leading by example.

Director, OEM Sales

Sales executive with 18+ years of experience in the North American OEM lighting and component market. Extensive LED core competency. Solid relationships with key decision makers at major lighting manufacturers. Track record of building strong, aggressive sales teams through independent agents and direct reports. Attacks pending problems and can make difficult decisions rapidly. Effective communicator, planner and strategist. MBA education.

SVP/GM/Chief Commercial Officer

Driven, out of the box, non-linear thinking ‘solutioneer’ with a proven track record of success in lighting & building control systems, LED lamps/fixtures, ballasts/drivers, GUI’s/software, & battery/ energy storage technologies over the past 20 years. CAGR’s of 20%+ in six leadership roles with full P&L and/or sales & marketing responsibilities involving start-ups, ‘good to great’ transformations & turn-around situations for <$5M to $200M+ businesses.

Vice President of Sales

Over 20 years’ experience in LED and lighting sales, marketing, and general management at some of the top global companies in lighting. Twelve years in international sales management. Executive management roles in two lighting companies that were highly successful and acquired by major companies. Grew sales significantly year over year at every company. Recipient of several company awards for excellence and performance. Developed sales channels and unique go-to-market concepts.

About The Pompeo Group

The Pompeo Group was founded in 2003 with a mission of positively impacting companies and enhancing careers. It is this mission coupled with our approach that has vaulted us to becoming the most recognized LED lighting and energy search firm in the country. The Pompeo Group has a combined 50 years of executive recruiting. Our Specialization by industry and function; Flexibility to customize our process, relationship and terms; Array of Services for total recruitment and consulting solutions and Track Record of success has helped our clients gain a competitive advantage and our candidates advance their careers.

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"We were searching for a Technical Chief to help manage our rapid growth, Mary Lindenmuth, of The Pompeo Group, assisted us to define the dimensions of the position and the person we were searching for.  Mary's professional approach and guidance helped us fill our search successfully and quickly.  It was refreshing to get this high level of service from someone who became part of our team in the process.  I recommend her services without reservation." - John Savoretti

John Savoretti