November 21, 2022 – ON Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Doug Hart as the new CEO for Royal House Partners (RHP), a CPS Capital-owned provider of residential HVAC, plumbing and electrical services. Partners Baillie Parker and Matt Mooney led the assignment. “We are thrilled to have Doug join the RHP team,” said Jason Fenn, partner at CPS Capital. “Doug is an incredible leader and team builder with a proven track record. We believe Doug’s extensive background in HVAC and broader home services will allow him to execute our vision of building a leading provider of HVAC and plumbing services to the residential market.”
Mr. Hart is a senior executive with significant experience scaling and leading home services businesses, most recently at Terminix International, where he served as vice president, international. In that position, he led the entire non-U.S. business of Terminix that spanned Canada, Latin America, and Europe. Prior to that, Mr. Hart was vice president of sales and marketing at Reliance Home Comfort, a large Canadian home services company. There he authored the company’s five-year strategic plan and increased sales and revenues in the residential and commercial markets. Mr. Hart also held several operational leadership roles at Reliance, including general manager of Greater Toronto and VP of Western Canada, leading five hundred employees across 14 branches.
“I am beyond excited to be back in the industry I love and have the opportunity to work with such an incredible team,” said Mr. Hart. “RHP has already built something special, and I am honored to continue building toward a world class organization that puts our customers and team members first.”
RHP was founded in 2021 by CPS Capital, a Toronto-based investment firm, and 1801 Holdings, a Dallas-based group of seasoned home services professionals. CPS Capital is a lower middle market private equity firm founded by owner-operators who look to partner with business owners to realize their growth and transition goals. CPS Capital is focused on North American opportunities to invest in exceptional businesses in growing industries with attractive characteristics.
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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 was named one of the fastest growing search firms this year by Hunt Scanlon Media. The firm is now ranked as one of the 20 largest search firms in the nation.
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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.
Mr. Mooney, based in Atlanta, has more than 25 years of experience in executive search. He has placed over 400 executives in C-level, general management, and board leadership positions across his consulting career. The sectors he has served include technology, consumer products and services, financial and professional services, and industrial. The organizations he has partnered with include public, private equity, venture capital and growth equity. Mr. Mooney has helped build over 25 executive leadership teams at public and high growth organizations.
Mr. Parker recently placed Mark Petoskey as the new chief revenue officer of Crawford Technologies, a provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve, and manage customer communications. “Mark brings an impressive history of success in executive management and sales leadership,” said Ernie Crawford, CEO of Crawford Technologies. “His experience and knowledge of the dynamic industries we serve will be a valuable asset for our clients, as well as the company. We are excited to have him join our team and we look forward to his contributions to Crawford Technologies’ future success.” Mr. Petoskey brings more than 25 years of sales leadership experience to Crawford Technologies and will play a central role in leading the company’s continued growth through strategic planning and execution.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media