McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Frank Shi as the Chief Financial Officer at Downs Energy. Frank represents a key addition to the senior leadership team, as this role is a first-time Chief Financial Officer-level addition for this values-centric, socially conscious family company that distributes fuel products in the Southern California market. The company’s growth and evolution enabled them to upgrade the lead financial role to the Chief Financial Officer-level, where Frank’s technical capabilities and alignment with the company’s value orientation made him an outstanding fit.

Frank brings a diverse and sophisticated CPA background as well as the understanding of a closely held company environment. His excellent combination of technical skills and effective team leadership experience made him the ideal individual for this role.

For more than 80 years, Downs Energy has been providing fuel and lubricant products and services to thousands of businesses throughout Southern California. Headquartered in Corona, California, the company is a third-generation, family-owned business with the resources to out-service their corporate competitors, while at the same time maintaining the values that made them who they are.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull Managing Partner Jeff Black and Senior Executive Recruiter Jessica Combs.