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Consumer Electronics Company Hires Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer

Challenged to find a COO with experience in mergers & acquisitions in the consumer goods industry for our client, we found an exceptional candidate who proved to be most successful in their new role.


Consumer Products & Services, Private Equity, Small Medium Enterprise

Executive Office

Chief Operating Officer


Our client, a consumer electronics company, was looking to hire an experienced executive to take on the role of Chief Operating Officer. The company’s growth strategy included the acquisition of like businesses. To manage their growth, they needed a skilled individual with demonstrated experience in mergers and acquisitions in the consumer goods industry to manage the integration.

We targeted companies in the consumer goods marketplace and found several candidates with substantial experience in carrying out and managing business acquisitions. Our short list was narrowed down to two candidates with extensive experience and success in this area. One in particular was an exceptional candidate with an impressive career in the consumer packaged goods industry and extensive experience across all business functions.

With significant success in managing major acquisitions, including leading valuations, due diligence and integrations, the hired candidate demonstrated excellent marketing, financial and operational acumen. The hire proved to be a good fit for both the candidate and the client. The new COO worked with senior leadership team in the successful acquisition of two new businesses. Furthermore, when our client was acquired by a larger consumer electronics company, the hired candidate went on to become COO of the acquiring organization.

"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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