ON Partners Recruits COO for See Rock City

January 29, 2024 – ON Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Greg Scheid as chief operating officer of See Rock City Inc. in Lookout Mountain, GA. Partner Tara Flickinger led the assignment. “I am thrilled to have Greg step into this critical role for the future of See Rock City Inc.,” said Doug Chapin, president and CEO of Rock City. “Since stepping into my role as the CEO in April of 2022, we have been working to chart the path forward for the company and we are extremely excited for all the opportunities ahead for us to continue to deliver on our mission of making memories worth repeating for our guests and our partners. Greg’s operational expertise and values-based leadership is the perfect fit that we have been looking for in a leader to join our team. We cannot wait for him to come on board and help us continue to build on our culture, steward our places and businesses well, and deliver on our mission.”

Mr. Scheid brings decades of tourism and hospitality industry leadership to the role. He comes to See Rock City after an illustrious career in theme park management with Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, OH, and its parent company, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. Holding various leadership positions at each organization, Mr. Scheid became regional vice president for Cedar Fair in 2016, managing six theme parks throughout the U.S. and Canada. He then began his own consulting firm in 2018, collaborating with private equity firms and financial analysts in the regional theme park industry.

Mr. Scheid has served on the advisory board of A Kid Again, a charity that supports and offers events and activities for families of children facing life-threatening illnesses, as well as the Warren County (Ohio) Convention and Visitors Bureau. He also served in a governor-appointed position with the Ohio Tourism Board.

“After serving 40-plus years in the entertainment business, the opportunity to join See Rock City Inc. during this upcoming period of growth is very exciting,” Mr. Scheid said. “Rock City holds a 91-year-old legacy that has always focused on both the guest and the partners who represent the acclaimed attraction and I look forward to joining the team.”

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See Rock City is a hospitality and entertainment company that features world-renowned Rock City Gardens. Rock City is one of the South’s most popular natural attractions, known for its seven states view, unique geological and botanical wonders including massive ancient rock formations, a large waterfall that cascades down the mountain and the Swing-A-Long Bridge that spans nearly 200 feet. See Rock City also owns and operates Chanticleer Inn, RiverView Inn, Battles for Chattanooga, Clumpies Ice Cream Co., GOOD DOG GO!, Grandview and Starbucks; as well as the ticketing and concessions for the Incline Railway and the retail shop and cafe at Creative Discovery Museum.

Serving Clients Since 2006

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.

ON Partners Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Seeq Corp.
Daniel Bolger and Jake Espenlaub of ON Partners have helped to place George Skaryak as chief revenue officer of Seeq Corp., a provider of manufacturing and industrial internet of things advanced analytics software. “This is an exciting time of growth for Seeq, and we’re thrilled to add a sales leader with a proven track record of growing SaaS businesses to bring more value to our customers,” said Lisa Graham, CEO at Seeq. “George’s rich background in enterprise sales and passion for hiring and training sales teams will be an invaluable addition to the executive team.”

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.

Recent Assignment

Ms. Flickinger also recently assisted in the recruitment of George Hansen as the new chief revenue officer for ConnexPay in Minneapolis, MN. “Throughout his career, George has demonstrated an unwavering focus on what is at the core of revenue growth: the customer,” said Bob Kaufman, founder and CEO at ConnexPay. “This customer-centric approach and his extensive industry experience make him a great fit for our organization, and we’re pleased to welcome him on our journey to transform business by simply connecting payments.”

Mr. Hansen has over 20 years of strategic expertise in the payments industry to ConnexPay, having previously served as head of global sales and account management at PayPal. During his most recent tenure at PayPal, he focused on various aspects of the fintech ecosystem, including payments, cards, mobile wallets, payouts, FX/cross-border, risk, lending, and data services, driving revenue for the company through premier client partnerships across the business life cycle.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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