Spotlight Paul Pompeo – July

Spotlight On Talent

Sales Management | General Management

July 2021

Business Strategy Advisor

Industry leader with over 26 years’ experience in lighting. Business Strategy Advisor specializing in hazardous location lighting, architectural lighting and general lighting. Strong marketing skills with particular emphasis on digital marketing and social networking. Former officer of industry trade association. Strong relationships with lighting design community. Experience working with conglomerates as former VP of Marketing for VC-backed Silicon Valley start-up.


Vice President of Sales/RVP

Accomplished executive specializing in revitalizing organizations with proactive leadership. Experience working with agents, lighting designers, architects, engineers, distributors, electrical contractors, and national accounts inside the lighting industry. Lighting background includes most interior and exterior applications. Very well-rounded having held roles including Senior Product Manager, National Sales Manager, RVP and Partner with major rep agency. Achieved revenue growth of 7% during the pandemic.


General Manager

Strategic and creative leader with 22 years’ experience in lighting and controls crafting and executing strategic and tactical plans for large companies and start-ups. More than doubled sales in every role scaling organizations and leading teams of direct salespeople, sales managers, sales agencies, and National Accounts. Strengths in Commercial Outdoor/Infrastructure channel (utility, DOT/port/railway) and excellent distribution/contractor and end user contacts nationally.


Vice President of Sales

Experienced executive with a successful track record of leading & growing businesses in the wholesale channel with over 18 years’ experience. Skilled in P&L Management ($300M+). Diverse sales background and strong experience with large national industrial, retail and construction clients. Very knowledgeable in lighting. More than doubled sales in every role by building goal-oriented, results-oriented teams.


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    About Paul Pompeo

    Paul Pompeo has over 25 years of experience in executive search, focusing on lighting, electrical, IoT and controls. Pompeo won multiple recruiting awards during his 16 years with Search West in California. He founded Pompeo Group in 2003 and specializes in searches for upper sales, 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, NAILD and was a featured panelist on the LDA Live! Jobs panel discussion at Lightfair 2019 in Philadelphia.

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