McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Rajeev Karnani as Chief Information Officer at Chemical Guys. In his new role, Rajeev will be responsible for all enterprise-wide information technology, including infrastructure and architecture, Oracle Cloud ERP, applications support and development, vendor management, and more. Additionally, he will work closely with business leaders to drive change while solving operational and workflow problems by using information technology and process redesign.

Rajeev has over 25 years of experience in implementing and maintaining various ERP, e-commerce, EDI, and EAI systems with both technical and functional knowledge of supply chain, manufacturing, finance, and PLM systems. He most recently served as VP of information technology for Fox Racing. Rajeev enjoys taking on new technologies and submerging himself in details to provide long-term business solutions. This will enable him to develop strong business relationships and successfully manage planned and unplanned development change requests on behalf of Chemical Guys. 

Based in Southern California, private equity-backed Chemical Guys is a global manufacturing company specializing in high-quality car care chemicals, car wash accessories, buffing pads, and machines. Over 40 years of research and development have established Chemical Guys as a worldwide leader in the detailing and car care industry. 

Founded in 1968 by the Rockefeller, Mellon and Harriman family interests and S.G. Warburg & Co., AEA has been positioning businesses for long-term success for over 50 years. Over the last five decades, AEA has built an extraordinary network of the world’s leading industrialists, business executives and operators, many of whom join its portfolio company boards and/or act in other advisory roles. Combined with trusted, third-party resources for diligence and project support, the AEA network is an invaluable extension of the firm’s global footprint and knowledge base.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull Managing Partner + Co-Founder Chris Bull, Executive Search Directors Sara Pizarro and Anne Terry, and Research Manager Rachel Terry Simonsen.