ON Partners Recruits CEO for Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering

February 1, 2023 – ON Partners recently helped recruit Paul Cleary as the new president and CEO of Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering, a The Riverside Company-backed company in Irvine, CA. Partners Baillie Parker and Tara Flickinger led the assignment. “Paul brings years of leadership and skills to Momentum at a time when we are primed for growth,” said Meranee Phing, senior partner, The Riverside Company. “His proven ability to drive successful commercial growth strategies coupled with his unique industry knowledge will elevate Momentum to new heights.”

Mr. Cleary most recently served as senior vice president of healthcare at global flooring company Mohawk Group, where he worked for more than 15 years in various capacities. He also has a track record of C-suite experience, serving as president and CEO at Twitchell Technical Products. Prior to that, Mr. Cleary was president of hospitality at Tarkett Hospitality, a position he held following a previous term as CEO at Lexmark Carpet, where he worked with H.I.G. Capital to lead the firm’s exit and secure its acquisition by Tarkett.

In his role with Momentum, Mr. Cleary aims to bolster the company’s longstanding commitment to innovation, sustainability, and collaboration. His team will have a strong focus on curating solutions for all commercial interior markets, specifically providing exceptional ground-up design capability, color flexibility and running-line options to service all aspects of the industry.

“It is an honor to take over as CEO and lead the talented team at Momentum,” said Mr. Cleary. “I am looking forward to continuing the commitment to sustainability and innovation that has resulted in Momentum being one of the most reputable textile and wallcovering brands in the world.”

Momentum Textiles and Wallcovering is a supplier of contract textiles to the commercial interiors industry. Its mission is “to create textiles and wallcoverings that inspire and equip our customers to execute great work for their clients.”

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The Riverside Company is a global investment firm focused on being one of the leading private capital options for business owners and employees at the smaller end of the middle market by seeking to fuel transformative growth and create lasting value.

Top-Ranked Recruiters

With a primary focus on technology, consumer, industrial, and the life science sectors, ON Partners recruits C-level and board talent for public and private companies, as well as venture capital and private equity firms. Founded in 2006, the firm’s consultants work from offices in Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Dallas; Menlo Park, CA; Minneapolis, MN; San Francisco; and New York. ON Partners is one of the fastest growing search firms and this year is ranked as one of the Top 20 recruiting platforms in the nation by Hunt Scanlon Media.

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Mr. Parker focuses on board, C-level, and VP-level placements for leading private equity and venture backed companies. His search experience spans over a decade of work across a range of functions and disciplines for both private and multi-billion-dollar public companies. He has completed over 300 searches for C-level, board, and high-level executive leaders across a range of functions.

Ms. Flickinger focuses on C-level executives across functions in PE/VC, consumer technology, and industrial/manufacturing. Based in the ON Partners’ Atlanta office, she works closely with clients to understand their hiring needs and to ensure an efficient search process, said the firm.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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