Spotlight On Talent
Sales Management | General Management
Chief Executive Officer/General Manager
C-Level professional with 18+ years of international experience at senior management and Executive Committee level roles. Strong portfolio of successes contributing to business growth and operational efficiency, underpinned by solid business development, operational and financial skills. Passionate about SmartCity technologies; Key achievement in volume selling IoT connected/controlled LED lighting solutions to municipalities and large commercial property owners.
C-level professional with over 25 years’ lighting industry experience in Europe, Asia and North America. Hands-on leader of product development, manufacturing and sales operations targeting OEM, distribution and specification channels. Successful history of driving the strategic transition to LED, controls and most recently to IOT applications. Key successes in pioneering LED technology at major OEMs and integrated IOT solutions at national accounts.
Tenacious and entrepreneurial President/CEO/GM who creates a vision and turns it into results. Deep understanding of C&I channel and circadian lighting–Agents, Specifiers, Distributors, Contractors, National Accounts and End Users. Very experienced with retrofit and office, schools, factory, warehouse channels. Skilled in identifying market voids and creating compelling solutions from concept to prototype manufacturing at scale and has successful patented fixtures.
Passionate, goal-driven senior marketing professional with a proven record of executing marketing strategies for residential and commercial (architectural and decorative) lighting manufacturers. Developed robust digital marketing campaigns resulting in increased lead generation, website traffic, and an average 500% increase in social media followers across platforms. Excellent project management and analytical skills demonstrated by managing tradeshows, public relations, and annual product launches.
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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.
LIGHTOVATION, THE DALLAS INTERNATIONAL LIGHTING SHOW 2021
Jan. 07-10, 2021
Dallas Market Center
“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
"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”
“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