Spotlight Paul Pompeo

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Sales Management | General Management

September 2020

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.

CEO/President/General Manager

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.

President/General Manager

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.

Marketing Manager

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.


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