I spent my career at CSC ServiceWorks, and ultimately served for seven years as its Chief Executive Officer. CSC is the leading provider of multi-family housing and commercial laundry solutions in residential and academic properties and is also the industry leader in air vending services at convenience stores and gas stations, servicing an installed base of 1.4 million units. The company operates throughout the United States as well as Canada and Europe with a workforce in excess of 3,000.
Over the past 30 years, the Company has grown from $12 million in EBITDA with operations in a single building to over $300 million in EBITDA with over 50 locations. I served in the CFO/CEO roles for over 20 years during which time the company has been both public and private, undertaken numerous acquisitions, completed various restructurings and completed several corporate sale and capital market transactions.
Under my leadership, CSC ServiceWorks doubled in size (primarily via acquisitions) and I led the integration of legacy systems and melding of operating cultures. In terms of corporate culture, I led the effort to create CSC’s environment of continuous improvement, combining employee recognition, delivering great customer experiences, and maintaining financial discipline, all resulting in improved shareholder value.
Prior to my appointment as CEO, I served as the Company’s CFO, Senior VP, Treasurer, and Secretary. Throughout my career, I balanced all the issues associated with growth – combining culture, change of management, and the realization of results. After my retirement from the company, I missed the involvement in business, and will now serve as Franchise Owner and Executive Coach for The Alternative Board. In this capacity, I will run Boards of business owners who meet monthly, and coach the members towards greater success.
I holds an accounting degree from Hofstra University and am a CPA. Prior to my retirement from the industry, I was President of the Multi-Housing Laundry Association (MLA), the North American trade association of operator and supplier companies providing professional laundry services for the multi-housing industry. I also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockville Center.