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Bill Holland
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CleanTech Lighting Solutions Company Hires CEO
Chief Executive Officer

Our client, a green technology startup, hired us to find a CEO with engineering as well as B2B sales and marketing experience to commercialize an award winning lighting solution. We found an exceptional leader who met all of the client's criteria with the skills, talent and behavioural fit to bring the organization to the next level.


Clean Technology, Business to Business, Manufacturing & Distribution; Private Equity, Small Medium Enterprise

Executive Office

Chief Executive Officer


Our client is a Canadian lighting solutions startup that developed an award winning, cost saving green technology. Ready to bring their product to market nationally and worldwide, they were looking for a new CEO with an engineering background as well as extensive B2B sales and marketing experience. The CEO would serve as the primary operations executive of the business, responsible for the efficient performance of the business as well as leading the Executive Team, supporting the Board and cultivating positive stakeholder relations. Furthermore, they would be charged with building the sales distribution channel of the business in a rapid and cost-effective manner. As such, the hired candidate would have to demonstrate advanced managerial capabilities and interpersonal skills.

We went to market in search of a business leader with both industry specific and startup experience. Through our contacts in clean technology, we were able to identify and target individuals who fit the criteria outlined by our client. Specifically, we were looking for leaders with knowledge of electrical lighting and clean technology as well as demonstrated competence in general management.

We were successful in finding an exceptional individual who demonstrated the skills, experience, leadership talent and behavioural fit required by our client and the investor group.  The new hire had a track record of success in managing start up businesses as well as experience in B2B sales and marketing of engineered products. Ultimately the new CEO was able to pull the team together and evolve and augment it to support the growth of the business.

Bill is a mature, knowledgeable and incredibly connected individual who truly cares about helping his clients to achieve success. He is an individual with high integrity who is honest and forthright in all of his business dealings. If you're a small to mid-sized clean tech company looking to expand your business, talking to Bill and his associates is a must first step.
Interim CEO

"Stefan is not only an Executive Consultant with a track record of few hundred completed C-level searches, but the CEO of one of Canadian's best Executive Search and HR Consultancy firm. He is a strategic advisor to numerous senior level executives (Supervisory Boards and Board of Directors) as well as a coach and mentor to many professionals. His entrepreneurship experiences, abilities and achievements are both well recognized and appreciated by world's known YPO. He is a person one can trust, rely on, expect that he would deliver, enjoy his companion and sense a of humor, admire his wisdom and values, and respect him for what he stands for both as his family is concerned and the business he runs. What is quite unique about him is that being extremely blessed to be successful, he constantly remembers about those less fortunate and in need. He is an initiator of many undertakings to raise money, support and help others financially. One of the few ones that I would dream to work with if I had a chance to. Without any hesitation I would encourage any of my Clients to work with Stefan in Canada."
Daniel Lewczuk
CEO at Executive Network/IMD International Search
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