October 8, 2020 – The Koblentz Group has assisted St. Vincent de Paul of Georgia (SVdP Georgia) in the recruitment of Patrick McNulty as its new CEO. John Berry recently stepped down after 13 years in the role. Partner Jeffrey Neppl led the assignment for the executive recruitment firm.
“The SVdP Georgia board of directors is confident that Mr. McNulty is the right person to continue to lead the organization’s mission of helping neighbors on the edge of poverty and financial ruin maintain self-sufficiency and find stability. “Our search committee took a thoughtful and thorough approach to assure the successful recruitment of the right candidate for our organization,” said Mr. Berry. “Pat McNulty’s strength in leadership and communication comes at an important time in the life of our organization as we enter into the public phase of our $7.5 million Hope Transformed Capital Campaign.”
Mr. McNulty has a senior executive background with extensive experience leading national organizations (up to 14,000 employees) and managing P&Ls from $50 million to $1.3 billion in private entrepreneurial and public companies. He has expertise in sales, operations, cash management, acquisition integration and strategic key account management. Mr. McNulty comes to St. Vincent de Paul Georgia from Allied Universal where he was senior vice president, bringing proven experience leading sales/operations turnarounds, growing businesses and leaders, and creating market differentiation in national, labor-intensive services industries.
Mr. McNulty has held leadership roles in several mid-to-large size, outsourced services organizations and has been responsible for large employee populations, typically in geographically dispersed environments. He has also been active in several volunteer and or non-profit roles, including serving as a board member of Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School and as a past board member of the Atlanta Mission.
As CEO of St. Vincent de Paul of Georgia, Mr. McNulty will serve the organization’s 72 chapters, known as conferences, and will be responsible for the operations of its support centers, pantries and thrift stores. He will be the face of the organization and will lead within the community, both Catholic and otherwise. Mr. McNulty will also be the primary liaison with the archdioceses of Atlanta and Savannah. He will communicate and partner with other SVdP CEOs around the country to set national direction, share best practices, and assist in any way possible to enhance the national footprint of SVdP.
“I am deeply honored by this appointment,” said Mr. McNulty. “It is a great responsibility to lead St. Vincent de Paul Georgia. I look forward to working with our volunteers, supporters and staff contributing positively to the lives of the most marginalized and vulnerable members of our community.”
St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, headquartered in Chamblee, GA, is a statewide network of over 5,000 volunteers and a small professional staff that provides coordinated assistance to people in need throughout the state since 1903. SVdP Georgia operates across 72 local conferences, four family support centers, 40 food pantries, 13 thrift stores and one conference support center (headquarters) united by the goal of preventing homelessness, fighting hunger and changing lives.
The Koblentz Group, based in Atlanta, specializes in recruiting C-level leaders and board directors. The firm was founded by Joel M. Koblentz in 2002. His practice, as developed over the last 30 years, can best be described as “at the value creation level” for publicly traded companies and private equity concerns. He advises corporate boards on succession and recruitment of new board members, the recruitment of CEOs and executive leadership. Mr. Koblentz’s typical clients are boards of directors, chief executives or controlling shareholders. Previously, he was a senior partner at Egon Zehnder.
Mr. Neppl focuses on C-level, officer and board of director searches for public and private clients in operations, technology, sales, finance, marketing and business development. He has experience operating in very large multinational companies as well as C-level experience in venture capital and private equity backed deals. He began working with the search firm when he was leading A.I. Partners, an Atlanta-based recruiting organization. A.I. and The Koblentz Group worked together under a strategic partnership arrangement. After a period of time in that structure, they formally merged under The Koblentz Group brand.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media