Spotlight On Talent
Sales Management | General Management
Senior Director of Product Strategy & Marketing
Dynamic trailblazer and a game-changer who has successfully led multiple blue-chip companies to grow their IoT product and services. Well-known for strong data-analytics mindset, dynamic story-telling skills, and team-oriented leadership style. As acting General Manager of the connected lighting portfolio for the North American market, has successfully and profitably grown the top line by more than 3 times the industry average since 2017.
Product Development Consultant – Architectural Lighting Manufacturing
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.
Vice President of Global Sales
Highly experienced global sales and marketing executive with expertise in residential and commercial lighting and controls across channels including distribution, retail, hardware, OEM and international. Skilled at P&L management and driving business development domestically and internationally. Grew international segment of 60+ year old manufacturer from zero to several million. Established strategy, built team, and launched two new brands in USA market. Fluent in Spanish.
Director of Sales, National Accounts/National Distribution
Sales leader with innate ability to build deep customer relationships. Strong record of driving revenue for full indoor and outdoor LED lamp and fixture portfolio. Obsessive in assuring a successful customer experience for both distributor and end user. Significant experience building and executing distribution sales plans. Player/Coach mentality whose teams exceed national account revue goals calling on several major vertical segments.
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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.
“The Pompeo Group helped me win my position as Senior Vice President. I was represented well, and the communication was outstanding. I always knew where I stood and what options were available. Paul and his team are the consummate professionals---capable, confident, and most important---discreet. Pompeo Group is my go-to for talent in lighting.”Kevin Grayson
"Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to meet and correspond with many professional recruiters. Pompeo Group is by far the most detail-oriented team of experts with whom I have had the chance to work. They pay attention to every detail and guide you through the entire job interview process! They are true asset to our industry helping you reach your true potential.”Ian Ielfield
"Pompeo Group is the best industry-specific recruiting firm that I have had the pleasure of working with. The quality of service received is indicative of the extensive candidate onboarding process their recruiters utilize to ensure the best client experience for the company and superior customer experience for the candidate. Highly recommended for any company in lighting."Amy Jimenez
Michael Colligan – Host “Get a Grip on Lighting Podcast”
“Pompeo Group afforded me the opportunity to work through the hiring process the way it works best for me. Paul helped make the experience very easy and without any pressure. Staffing for high level positions can be very daunting at times, especially in a highly active labor market, and I was assured to take my time and proceed in a manner that was most comfortable for me.”Nathan Sloan