Recently, through a trusted advisor in the Energy Industry, Jim Schafer, Managing Partner with Nenni & Associates, partnered with an Energy Performance Contracting Company to identify a Vice President of Operations.
The company is a regional ESCO specializing in ESPC projects for the public sector and supports energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the private sector too. For the role of VP of Operations, they sought a senior-level candidate with a deep knowledge of the Energy Savings Performance Contracting model. They would also need an entrepreneurial mindset, strong leadership skills, and a willingness to commute to the client’s location in the southeast.
The Team Lead, Jim Schafer, submitted three top-tier candidates from the Energy Performance Contracting, HVAC, and Lighting Retrofit industries. The top candidate was identified due to their strong leadership skills, excellent industry references, deep knowledge of the industry, and proximity to the office, and an offer was made.
The candidate was compelled to accept and felt the job was an excellent fit as they desired to strategically impact a smaller organization while growing and supporting the existing team. They also saw the benefit of receiving ownership in the business and compensation for corresponding growth.
Jim Schafer, Managing Partner
Jim Schafer is a Managing Partner for Nenni and Associates, specializing in the area of Energy Services and Energy Finance. Jim’s focus is on market intelligence and network development, consulting with clients to grow their organizations organically.