Director of Athletics
Ohio State University
Gene Smith is in his 18th year as director of athletics at Ohio State University. Smith is proud of the high-performance culture that has developed with the leadership of what he often refers to as “the best coaches and support staff in America.” During Smith’s tenure, Ohio State has dominated Big Ten Conference play, with 110 team and 346 individual conference championships.
Ohio State teams have won 28 team and 105 individual national championships during Smith’s tenure, a mark of competitive excellence, and collected 1,422 All-America honors. In doing so, Ohio State has established itself as a perennial Top 5 contender in the Learfield Director’s Cup. In 2021-22, the Buckeyes finished 4th.
The Eugene D. Smith Leadership Institute – funded by private support – provides leadership, character, and career development for all Ohio State student-athletes to best prepare them for life after graduation. Institute programs include Bucks Go Pro internships, job shadows/micro-internships, Buckeye road trip, career fairs, Sundays in the Shoe, and Lead Like a Buckeye, among others.
Smith’s business acumen has resulted in strong fiscal performance and new resources have been used to enhance the student-athlete experience. Record setting third party agreements – with NIKE, LEARFIELD, LEVY and COKE, among others – have allowed for innovative and trend setting programs offered to student-athletes. Smith oversees a total of 486 employees in athletics and business advancement, with an annual budget of $315 million, and a football program with a $1.5 billion valuation, as estimated by the Wall Street Journal.
But what Smith is most proud of is the exemplary culture within his units, recognized by Forbes as “one of the best ten organizations to work for in sports” and the only college program on its list. After 38 years serving in the role of athletics director, Smith still delights in ensuring the student-athlete experience at Ohio State is exemplary and that its high-performance culture truly inspires young men and women to achieve their vast potential.
Florida Window & Door
No. 20 on the 2022 TOP 500
Scott is the President of Florida Window and Door located in Lakewood, Fla. Florida Window & Bath billed $95.7 million in revenue on 5,343 jobs in 2021.
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
No. 24 on the 2022 TOP 500
Beth Biron is Chief Marketing & Sales Officer at Reborn Home Solutions, a leading provider of cabinet refacing, one-day baths and windows based in California. Beth has nearly 20 years of direct sales and marketing experience in the energy, solar power and home remodeling industries, with an expertise in performance marketing and process automation for rapid growth businesses.
Chief Sales Officer
No. 2 on the 2022 TOP 500
Chris is the Chief Sales Officer of Leaf Home. Since joining Leaf Home, he has managed their expanding network of customer service delivery centers and sales teams, consisting of more than 140 field managers and 1,700 sales representatives. Chris has also been instrumental to the success of their sales model. In 2021, the company billed $1.4 billion in revenue on 337,340 jobs.
SVP Marketing and Business Development
No. 13 on the 2022 TOP 500
Dawn is the SVP Marketing and Business Development of Dreamstyle Remodeling, a full-service remodeling firm located in Albuquerque, N.M. In 2021, the company billed $151.9 million in revenue on 10,621 jobs.
Director of Marketing
Jill is the Director of Marketing at MaxHome, founded in 2003, they focus on providing an easy, convenient, and affordable 1-day shower or bath remodel. As one of the fastest-growing bath renovation companies in America, MaxHome services the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas.
Chief Technology Officer
West Shore Home
No. 7 on the 2022 TOP 500
Danny Fisher is the Chief Technology Officer for West Shore Home. He ensures everything involving technology is tightly interwoven with the business strategy and culture. He also oversees the design and maintenance of the most innovative Salesforce system in the service industry.
Renuity | Titan Holdings
No. 8 on the 2022 TOP 500
Daniel is CEO of Renuity | Titan Holdings. Renuity is a portfolio of regional home improvement providers owned by Titan Holdings and operating across the United States. These businesses include best-in-class organizations like Mad City Windows & Baths, Pacific Bath, FHIA Remodeling, Statewide Remodeling, Home Smart Industries, MaxHome, and Paradise Home Improvement. Collectively, these businesses have helped hundreds of thousands of homeowners get quality remodeling services and reliable installation at a competitive price. Renuity billed $513.9 million in revenue on 35,910 jobs in 2021.
Level 10 Contractors
Rich Harshaw, CEO of Level 10 Contractor and author of Unlocking Unlimited Lead Flow, specializes in contractor marketing and helps companies develop the mindset and generate the increased lead flow they need to make the jump to $10MM+.
Tony Hoty Training & Consulting
Tony Hoty is widely recognized as the industry’s leading authority on face-to-face marketing. He has spent the last twenty-five years exhibiting the highest levels of proficiency in door-to-door canvassing, home show and event marketing, as well as in-store lead generation. In addition to becoming a top coach, Tony owns and operates his own retail remodeling business in Northeast Ohio. During his career, Tony has worked as a consultant and trainer for many of the top brands in home remodeling. Tony will share what he believes are the two most significant common denominators among the home improvement industry’s leading organizations! It is my pleasure to introduce to you, the man who is often referred to as “The Lead Whisperer”… Tony Hoty!
Chief Marketing Officer
NEWPRO Home Solutions
No. 18 on the 2022 TOP 500
Marci is the Chief Marketing Officer of NEWPRO Home Solutions of Woburn, Mass. In 2021, the company billed $125.6 million in revenue on 4,596 jobs.
gFour Marketing Group
Brian is the co-founder and lead marketing strategist for gFour Marketing Group Inc., gFour works quietly behind the scenes with hundreds of successful home improvement companies to develop “Customers for Life”. Their proprietary 1Into5 Program™ drives more online reviews, referrals and repeat business to their client’s businesses. Brian is also the founder of The Wealthy Contractor™ and the host of the successful Wealthy Contractor podcast.
Brothers Services Company
No. 68 on the 2022 TOP 500
John is the CEO of Brothers Services Company, a full-service remodeling and home improvement firm. His firm billed $32.9 million in revenue on 2,280 jobs in 2021.
Audax Private Equity
Jay is a Managing Director with Audax Private Equity, based in Boston. Since joining Audax in 2003, Jay has invested in more than 30 platform companies. Prior to joining Audax, Jay worked in investment banking groups at JPMorgan, Chase H&Q, and Hambrecht & Quist. He previously worked at DLJ.
President & CEO
Phillips Home Improvements
No. 296 on the 2022 TOP 500
Jason Phillips’ passions are renewing homes and providing homeowners with peace of mind through expert painting, roofing, gutters, and. Phillips is also zealous about equipping entrepreneurs with kingdom business principles that help them escape Contractor Prison and return time, money and freedom to owners.
Scott is owner of Maggio Roofing in Washington, D.C., and also owns the Certified Contractors Network. You can learn more about CCN by going to the website, contractors.net.
Dave Yoho Associates
Joe Talmon started his in-home sales career selling Rainbow vacuum cleaners at the age of 17. He joined Dave Yoho Associates after over 20 years in management for a large window retail operation, which operated in the Mid-West, marketing and selling high-end products. He has developed sales and marketing programs for large and mid-sized companies, manufacturers, retailers and franchise groups. He is considered a leading expert for shows and events management. He appears regularly in the highly successful subscription series, “Super Sales Training”.
Contractor Coach Pro
Nathan has 20+ years in the home services industry. His experience includes, installations to general business management as a contractor, then sales, training, consulting, and business development for a construction software company working with hundreds of contractors across the country. Nathan also writes and builds content, speaks, is a host on the Contractor Radio podcast and is a trusted coach and advisor to some of the best contractors and leaders in the industry.
Rodney Webb University
A 20-year sales veteran, Webb currently serves as a sales coach and adviser to several multibillion-dollar conglomerates. His training seminars are famous for providing real-life scenarios and contagious motivation.
Leaf Home | Tundraland Home Improvements
Amy Zimmerman is a well-versed and highly impactful leader with more than 30 years of home improvement and building product experience. Her areas of expertise include lead generation, funnel filling, and all things digital and data driven. She does this while also ensuring the business is on-point and on-brand.