Kodiak Building Partners Names New COO and CFO


Kodiak Building Partners have brought in a new COO and CFO to start the new year.

Michael Cassidy will serve as chief operating officer, and Jeff Smith is new chief financial officer.

Both formerly worked for ProBuild. According to the company’s website, Cassidy will lead strategic initiatives for Kodiak, “working with both corporate and field leadership to drive change and operational improvements across the organization.” Most recently, Cassidy served as the COO of a large commercial construction company. Just prior to that, he served for seven years as the CEO of TW Perry, a chain of lumberyards based in the Mid-Atlantic. Prior to TW Perry, Michael held roles of increasing responsibility at ProBuild Holdings and its predecessor company, Strober. During a four-year tenure with ProBuild/Strober, Cassidy held the titles of vice president of strategy, mergers and acquisitions and senior vice president of manufacturing (Truss Plants).  Cassidy also served several years in the Marine Corps as a Captain and is a graduate of the MBA program at Harvard Business School.

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Previously a VP and treasurer with ProBuild, Smith will be responsible for “…all finance, accounting and administrative functions” at Kodiak. Most recently, Smith served as vice president and treasurer with ProBuild, where he was responsible for refinancing the company’s senior and subordinated debt, and where he consolidated the credit and insurance risk management functions. Prior to his role as treasurer, he was vice president and corporate controller at ProBuild where he implemented new consolidation and financial reporting tools, and standardized the accounts payable and general ledger functions. Smith is a CPA and has extensive experience in accounting, financial reporting, treasury and capital formation, in senior roles at Dex Media, TCI Communications and Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).

“I’m thrilled to have Michael and Jeff join our team here at Kodiak. Their experience and leadership in the building materials distribution industry will be a valuable addition as Kodiak continues to grow and evolve in the coming years,” President & CEO Steve Swinney said in a statement. “Along with Brad Becker, our Chief Information Officer, who joined the company in 2013, Michael and Jeff will be responsible for supporting our talented field leadership teams in their respective functional areas of expertise as we strive to create a high performing, locally driven culture of excellence across Kodiak Building Partners.”

Source: Kodiak Building Partners