GCG is lead by a team with strong experience in their specific fields, utilizing their knowledge and expertise to continually improve the customer experience and equip our associates to remain service-oriented, responsive to customers’ needs and focused on our core values.
Steve is a recognized leader and spent much of his career in progressive roles with Anixter International where he had success building effective teams that aligned business solutions with customer needs to grow share, expand into new markets and accelerate revenue realization. In roles as a Senior VP – Sales and Senior VP – Global Accounts Steve led the teams responsible for over $700M and $1B+ in revenue through market-leading growth rates.
Since joining GCG Steve has led the development of a comprehensive strategy align the organization around key growth objectives. Through tremendous organic growth the organization has added and integrated strategically chosen acquisitions that build on the strong base organization.
Steve received his degree in accounting from Marquette University.
Marc joined GCG in 2020 as Chief Commercial Officer. In this role Marc is responsible for the sales and marketing organization that extends across GCG’s full offering supporting multiple markets.
Marc is an experienced leader with a career that includes senior sales and marketing roles across the U.S. and globally, building and directing teams that are focused on relentlessly matching customer challenges with optimal solutions. He held several Senior Vice President roles with Anixter International, and most recently was the SVP of Sales for US Commercial and Industrial Construction.
At GCG Marc has built out the sale organization to continue meeting the needs of existing customers while actively reaching new customers in current and new markets. Additionally Marc has successfully led the integration of new selling organizations from acquisitions.
Marc holds a bachelors degree in both Communications and Psychology from Indiana University – Bloomington.
GCG brought on Mike as CFO based on his extensive experience, finance expertise and success with both publicly traded and private-equity owned organizations.
Mike has 35 years of finance and accounting experience including public accounting, and he has held CFO roles at both private equity-owned and publicly traded companies. In his career Mike spent 14 years at PriceWaterhouseCooper and was the CFO of NES Rentals, a private equity-owned equipment rental company that grew significantly during Mike’s tenure and was sold to United Rentals in 2017 for $975 million.
In his time with GCG Mike has built out a scalable finance organization to more effectively meet the needs of the existing business and smoothly integrating acquisitions.
Mike received his degree in accounting from the University of South Florida.
Tom Harper joined the GCG leadership team in January of 2021 as Chief Operations Officer (COO). In this role Tom leads our operations and supply chain teams focused on driving scalable operational excellence and supply chain solutions for GCG customers.
In a 25 career that began with serving our country in the U.S. Army, Tom has held logistics, sourcing, supply chain and operations leadership positions at a variety of organizations including ProBuild (BLDR) and Lennar (LEN). He has held leadership positions for public, start up and private equity backed companies including two other PE backed distribution roll ups. His most recent position was Chief Supply Chain Officer with Construction Supply Group, which did 21 acquisitions in 36 months and was acquired by White Cap their largest competitor and CD&R.
Tom has implemented an operational excellence program at GCG focused on continuous improvement actions to drive positive impact on customer experience, employee engagement and financial performance.
Andrew Hartley has extensive experience in the industry and organization and is CIO for the Genuine Cable Group. He is responsible for the technology and security systems that are core to the GCG business model.
Andrew joined GCG after serving as CIO for EIS, Inc. since 2014. During this time, he oversaw the integration of five key businesses and brought in new technologies around CRM, eCommerce and Business Intelligence to enable future organic and accretive growth. Prior to 2014, Andrew served as the IT leader for the ElectroWire business, enabling technology that provided key competitive advantages within their market space.
Andrew has utilized internal and external resources to design and build a strong IT foundation and move GCG toward being a digitally strong organization. His team has added tools that improve customer process experience, bring actionable data to the overall team and accelerate acquisition integration.
Andrew holds a BS in Computer Science from Wentworth Institute of Technology and was a 2016 graduate of the Genuine Parts Company leadership school.
GCG brought Tom on as Vice President of Marketing to build a full marketing team and to develop digital and non-digital marketing strategies to support all business segments.
In both mid-size and large organizations Tom has been successful in utilizing full-range marketing programs to build brands, support sales activities and drive revenue growth. He led the marketing efforts in a highly successful school supply company as they were able to double revenue and maintain profitability by identifying and maximizing funding opportunities. He then participated in the re-branding initiative as they were acquired by School Specialty, a $1B leading school supply distributor. Tom was recruited away to a private equity owned industrial tool distributor where he created and implemented both digital and offline marketing strategies that led to high growth and the sale of the business.
At GCG Tom has hired built and talented and targeted marketing team to support the sales team, generate new leads and revenue, and build out a market-leading brand.
Tom received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Georgia and his MBA from Georgia State University.
John is responsible for directing human capital strategy and an HR team to support the accelerated growth plans of the organization.
John has a successful track record of helping companies build, train and develop high performing teams at all levels of the organization. He has worked with mid-size and larger companies with over 1,500 associates, manufacturers and distributors, and privately held and private-equity owned organizations. John’s specialties include strategic planning at the executive level, strategic talent acquisition, building HR infrastructure, performance management and organizational development.
In a short time John has created an HR team focused on talent acquisition and talent development, meeting the needs of this rapidly growing organization and positioning GCG as a desired destination for talented associates.
John received his bachelors from Michigan State University and he has both a Masters of Science – Human Resources & Industrial Relations and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago.
Melinda Hall is the GCG Corporate Controller and oversees the core accounting functions, ensuring the efficient operations of accounts receivable, accounts payable and other areas to support the organization’s objectives.
Melinda joined GCG through the acquisition of the ElectroWire business in 2014. Throughout her 20+ year career within the GCG family, Melinda has held progressive accounting roles working her way to Corporate Controller. While GCG was a part of EIS Melinda played a key role in the migration of the many acquired businesses to align with the core processes of GCG and onto the GCG ERP system.
Melinda has developed a team that has improved service to existing customers and smoothly integrated acquisitions.
During the time that EIS was part of the Genuine Parts Company, Melinda graduated from the Motion Industries Leadership Development school and was the recipient of the Impact Employee of the Year award for 2017. She holds a BA from The University of Phoenix in Accounting and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University.
As VP – M&A/Corporate Development Mike focuses on building out and executing the Company’s inorganic growth strategy.
Mike brought extensive experience in M&A to his role with GCG. Mike was a member of Baird’s Global Investment Banking Group, focusing primarily in the industrial sector and providing analytical support on M&A, equity offerings and other financial advisory services. In that role he participated in nearly 15 M&A transactions representing over $5 billion. Prior to joining Baird, Mike was a Manager in PwC’s Transaction Services practice where he performed and managed M&A valuation work. Mike began his career in PwC’s Transaction Services practice, performing financial due diligence services.
Mike oversees the rapid acquisition strategy and timeframe, identifying and seeing through acquisition companies that are strong strategic fits to the organization and that contribute well to company profitability.
Mike received his B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University.
Alexis established the role of Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. In this FP&A role Alexis established new processes and guidelines for financial reporting and provides ongoing data and analysis, both for the executive leadership and divisional leaders.
Prior to her role with GCG Alexis held finance positions at several companies, including The Heico Companies and MillerCoors. Most recently she was the Interim Director of FP&A and FP&A Manager for Dover’s Pumps, Processes and Fueling Solutions Division, and was later named Director of FP&A for Dover’s Fueling Solutions, EMEA Region.
Alexis has implemented budgeting and reporting processes that have accelerated planning and decision-making in this fast paced organization.
Alexis received her degree in Economics from Dartmouth College.