Schill Grounds Management has hired executive Bob Stopar as chief financial officer.
Stopar will oversee financial controls, reporting, capital structures, cash management, financial performance and progress on key merger integration goals as Schill acquires other landscaping companies in the Upper Midwest and beyond.
Stopar brings decades of executive leadership and financial experience to Schill. He was most recently CFO of Rohrer Corporation, a manufacturer of packaging solutions that grew from a family business to a professionally managed organization while going through two acquisitions by private equity firms.
In this role, Stopar helped Rohrer through four strategic acquisitions as revenues more than doubled and the company expanded to eight locations, including two international ones. In addition to his role as CFO, Stopar also led financial, human resources, and legal due diligence, populated the data room, created and delivered management presentations, and coordinated change of control. He also led the development of the business during and after the integration in order to realize savings, achieve synergy objectives and achieve financial objectives.
“Bob has extremely valuable experience with merger integrations, complex multi-site operations, and sophisticated business processes and controls that will help Schill reach a new level of maturity as our business grows” , said Jerry Schill, founder and CEO of Schill Grounds Management.
Earlier in his career, Stopar was a Divisional Controller at PTC Alliance Corporation and held increasingly senior positions at FLEX (formerly Solectron Corporation), The Kennedy Group Inc., Trinitech International Inc., BDO (formerly SS&G Financial Services) and Applied Industrial Technologies. .
He served in the US Army and the Army Reserves before turning to a career in business. Stopar holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Cleveland State University, and he is a Chartered Public Accountant and a Certified Global Management Accountant.
“When I met Jerry, I was immediately drawn to Schill’s warm and inviting culture and am thrilled to join a team with an ambitious vision of growth through consolidation,” Stopar said. “Schill has already adopted best-in-class platforms for enterprise resource planning, human resources/payroll, sales and customer relationship management, and other critical functions, which create a powerful backbone enabling a fast-growing company to achieve greater efficiency and automation as we expand.”
Schill also recently hired Patrick Quinlan as Head of Corporate Development to manage the acquisition target pipeline, prepare business cases, track deal progress and merger integration milestones, document and managing closing actions, ensuring accountability for deadlines and helping management teams stay focused on execution. smooth operation during integration.
Quinlan was previously an investment banking partner at VRA Partners, where he worked on more than a dozen sell-side mergers and acquisitions and managed all aspects of transactions. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Business Administration and Politics from Washington and Lee University.