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Randy Brown

Partner & CMO
Works with mid-market to Fortune 500 industrial manufacturers, engineering and non-residential construction companies to create strategies that accelerate revenue, profitability and market share growth organically and via acquisitions.

About Randy

A high energy executive with wide-scope senior level B2B international experience in publicly traded, private equity, and family-office firms, Randy brings demonstrated success in growing sales, margins, EBITDA, and market share. Having acquired twenty-five plus years of experience in domestic, international and expat roles with P&L responsibility, he’s a committed, goal-oriented leader and a strong team builder and communicator. With a proven track record of success, Randy’s high standards, persistence, and attention to detail, drive change.

How Randy has Helped Businesses Grow

  • Increased NPI as percent of sales from <10% to 18%, launched 5 new digital technology partnerships at ECCO Safety Group. Delivered $4 million realization to fully offset impact of Chinese tariffs with strategic pricing initiatives.
  • Identified short list of strategic targets totaling $500 million leading LATAM M&A initiatives sizing market at REV Group.
  • Led turnaround of international business revenue growth of 25% with 15% EBITDA at Dayton Superior Corporation.
  • Grew market share 4 points in a flat market with 15.5% EBITDA at ESG. Achieved 12% growth developing after-market growth strategy to accelerate parts sales.
  • Grew US bookings 17.5% YoY and market share 2.5 points in a market that declined 19.8% at Heil Environmental. Grew export sales (Latin America, South Africa & Middle East) 39% YoY.
  • Delivered fiscal year organic growth of 18% (Nordic), 20% (Africa) and 30% (Middle East) at Kennametal.
  • Facilitated the strategic planning process for a business unit within a Fortune 500 manufacturing client – collaborating with the management team to develop a 3-year strategic plan, define the top growth levers and deliver an execution playbook to drive 3 Year CAGR of +5%.
  • Conducted comprehensive end-market analysis for a small construction services client, uncovering opportunities to target attractive new under-served addressable market potential totaling +$20M and increasing the quote pipeline threefold.
  • Created the positioning strategy for a start-up company in the manufacturing services sector, resulting in the development of a compelling and  highly differentiated value proposition that was leveraged to increase qualified lead and demand generation.
  • Facilitated development of an exit strategy for the owner of a middle-market manufacturing client, including development of a Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM), coordination of seller-prospective buyers meetings, advisement of strategic options and guidance on sources for financial analysis.
  • Led development of an M&A Investment thesis for a leading US manufacturing company, identifying +$1B of new market potential, with opportunities to double the company’s revenue and EBITDA over 3 years.

Published Works

Executive Marketing Experience

  • Founder & CEO, LIVE-STREAM Interchange LLC (Start-up)
  • VP, Global Strategic Marketing, ECCO Safety Group
  • VP, Marketing, REV Group, Inc
  • VP, Marketing & International Sales, Dayton Superior Corporation
  • VP, Global Business Development, VSG, a Dover Company
  • VP, Global Sales and Marketing, ESG, a Dover Company
  • VP, Global Sales and Marketing, Heil Environmental, a Dover Company
  • Managing Director, Northern Europe, Middle East & Africa, Kennametal Inc.

Education

  • Masters, Technology, Kent State University
  • B.S. Industrial Technology, Illinois State University

Download Randy's Resume Here

Expertise

Industry Experience
  • Construction
  • Industrials
  • Distribution
  • Automotive
  • Engineering
Specialties
  • Growth Strategy
  • Market/Consumer Insight
  • Go-to-Market Strategy
  • Strategic Pricing
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