McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Raj Patel as Chief Financial Officer and Chad Marshall as Vice President of Business Development at Protempo.
As the Chief Financial Officer, Raj will help foster a wave of significant growth through a variety of strategic initiatives. He will focus on distribution and operations while leading his team to develop and execute data-driven approaches to further grow and strengthen Protempo into a global powerhouse.
Most recently, Raj was the Chief Financial Officer at iGlass Technology. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director of Global Finance at Ingram Micro Inc. for the Commerce and Lifecycle Services, where he inspired growth at startups and large organization turnarounds. Raj has both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in finance, marketing, and accounting from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, India and is a graduate of the Harvard Business Analytics Program.
As Vice President of Business Development, Chad will report to the Chief Executive Officer and will focus on growing new business and maintaining key customer relationships.
Chad brings extensive experience in SaaS, operational professional services, and high-level C-Suite consultative sales. Additionally, his dynamic, longstanding relationships with industry leaders will serve him greatly in this role. Most recently, Chad was the Director of Client Development for RGP and has also held senior business development roles at D Street Media, Trinet, Iron Mountain, and Below the Radar Entertainment. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in international business from California State University Los Angeles and a master’s degree in communication management from the University of Southern California.
Protempo is an innovative gray market intelligence provider and full-service global distributor of consumer electronics and are trusted by some of the world’s most powerful brands. Since its inception in New Zealand as a “trading site”, Protempo has thrived upon finding ways to make distribution of luxury electronic goods simpler and more effective for their customers, clients, and potential partners.
This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull Partner Jake Vander Zanden, Partner Jason Pinegar, Director Jessica Combs, Executive Recruiter Jenny Hofner, and Director of Business Development Susan Reid.