El equipo directivo de Marsden cuenta con décadas de experiencia en el sector de los contratistas de servicios de construcción y en numerosas disciplinas.
PRESIDENT & CEO
Guy is Marsden’s President and CEO and guides the strategy, growth, and goals of the entire Marsden enterprise. Guy began his career at Marsden in 1978 as a part-time cleaner and through his diligence was promoted into leadership positions, culminating in his promotion to CEO in 2002. During his tenure as CEO, Marsden has grown from a regional company to a national brand. Under his leadership, Marsden has grown by over 600%. Guy has also overseen 38 acquisitions and in 2011, partnered with the Woodley Family Trust to form a joint venture company.
In 2011, Guy was elected to the Twin Cities Business Hall of Fame. In 2021, Guy was recognized as one of the most admired CEO’s of the year by the St. Paul/Minneapolis Business Journal. In 2020, Guy was awarded the Walter L. Cook Award for Distinguished Service by the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI). This award is given to a BSCAI member who has made outstanding contributions to the industry and furthered the programs and image of building service contractors.
Guy is a Certified Building Services Executive and a leading figure in the building services contractors industry. Guy’s contributions to the industry also include his active involvement in the formation of the Cleaning Coalition of America (CCA).
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Chris is responsible for the ongoing operations of the organization as well as executing Marsden’s strategic long-term goals. Chris has over 25 years of experience developing, transforming, and leading global product and services businesses in the industrial, medical, consumer, government, technology, and entertainment industries.
Prior to joining Marsden, Chris’ experience included setting operational strategies and executing them to achieve sustainable, profitable growth; executing aftermarket equipment business’ commercial operations, supply chain and operations strategies; and leading a number of large-scale transformations, acquisitions, and divestitures.
Throughout his career, Chris and his teams have been honored with numerous awards for leadership, product and service innovation, and operational and process excellence. He is recognized for establishing proven, scalable, best-practices and a passion for building and mentoring high-performance teams. Chris holds a B.A. in business from DePaul University and an A.A.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology from Joliet Junior College. He has also held a number of advisory and industry board positions.
Mark L. Thompson
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mark is Marsden’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and has over 30 years of experience in commercial and consumer industries, specializing in financial management, strategic business planning, and financial systems technology and implementation.
Mark’s professional career includes working as a public accounting auditor before holding a variety of financial and management positions. Most recently, Mark was the CFO of a marketing group and then the CFO of an information services company.
His wealth of experience across industries enables him to bring unique insights on information analytics and solutions; advancing financial goals; driving strategies for growth; and developing metrics to monitor progress toward financial and non-financial objectives.
Mark is recognized for his ability to build high performance teams, deliver results, and create collaborative business partnerships.
He has a BA in Accounting and Organizational Communications from Concordia College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.
Mark currently serves on the leadership board for the Concordia College School of Business.
CHIEF LEGAL & ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER AND CORPORATE SECRETARY
Damon is the Chief Legal & Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary for Marsden. Damon’s legal career has spanned several industries – from food service management to real estate to retail stores – giving him a wealth of understanding in diverse business operations and market drivers.
Damon’s areas of expertise include strategic planning; change management; employee engagement; safety, legal and compliance; risk mitigation and insurance; and labor and employment. Damon leverages his legal and business background to solve problems, drive growth within organizations, and ensure the long-term viability and success of each project. He also specializes in structural improvement; processes and workflows; corporate governance; internal auditing; crisis communication; technology systems; and problem resolution.
Damon graduated from the University of Minnesota and earned his law degree at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He served on the board of Nova Classical Academy and an advisor to Novation Education Opportunities, a Minnesota charter school authorizer.
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Tom is responsible for Marsden’s strategy development and execution for mergers and acquisitions, sales, and customer retention. Tom has been involved in the building service contractors industry for the whole of his career. He began as a cleaner and was promoted into management and administrative roles. Tom purchased Scioto Services, an Ohio-based janitorial company, in 1999. He became a Marsden employee when he sold Scioto Services to Marsden in 2005.
Tom oversees all of Marsden’s mergers and acquisition efforts and during his tenure at Marsden, has been responsible for over 30 acquisitions. Tom specializes in identifying companies whose interests and values align with Marsden and creating mutually beneficial deals.
Tom es un Ejecutivo de Servicios de Construcción Certificado a través de la Asociación Internacional de Contratistas de Servicios de Construcción (BSCAI). Es un ex presidente de la Junta de BSCAI y en 2019, Tom fue galardonado con el Premio de Liderazgo James E. Purcell por la BSCAI por su servicio a largo plazo a la industria de contratación de servicios de construcción y la BSCAI. Tom obtuvo su licenciatura en la Universidad Estatal de Ohio.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER – SECURITY DIVISION
Frank Flores is President and Chief Operating Officer of American Security and Investigations.
Frank has been in the security industry since 1993. Most recently, he worked with a regional security provider as their Chief Operating Officer, serving approximately 450 clients in the southeast with a P&L responsibility in excess of $400M and employee base of 4,500.
Prior to working in the security industry, Frank spent a number of years in logistical operations and materials management. Frank brings a vast knowledge of the security field and vertical markets.
Frank is recognized for his analytical approach to business and is known for being a strategist with a fair and ethical approach. He has active memberships with ASIS International through which he also holds the designation of CPP, International Security Association, FASCO, FALI, and other organizations.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from DePaul University and a secondary Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Faith Christian University.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER – MECHANICAL & FACILITY MANAGEMENT DIVISIONS
Rick es el Director de Operaciones de Gestión Mecánica y de Instalaciones. Rick aporta una amplia experiencia en consultoría de construcción y gestión. Antes de unirse a Marsden, Rick era dueño de una empresa de construcción, que se centró en las propiedades de los centros turísticos. En este papel, su compañía obtuvo con éxito contratos con The Ritz Carlton, La Paloma Resort, Hilton Head Marriot, Sky Pass Marriot, y muchos otros. Más recientemente, Rick trabajó como director general de una empresa de calefacción, ventilación y aire acondicionado residencial en las Ciudades Gemelas. Además, su experiencia anterior incluye el cargo de director general de una empresa de capital privado que diseñó, fabricó e instaló letreros. Con instalaciones a lo largo de ND y MN, Rick fue capaz de asegurar el mayor contrato dentro del medio oeste en esta industria.
Las principales áreas de experiencia de Rick incluyen la implementación estratégica, el análisis fiscal, la formación de los empleados, las relaciones con los clientes, el desarrollo de nuevos negocios, los proyectos de construcción a gran escala y el crecimiento de los ingresos. Obtuvo su licenciatura en Ingeniería por la Universidad de Duquesne y su MBA por la Universidad de Arizona.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER – WESTERN DIVISION
Peter es el Director de Operaciones de Marsden West. Supervisa las operaciones de Marsden en todo el noroeste del Pacífico, la región de las Montañas Rocosas y el suroeste. Peter tiene más de 30 años de experiencia en la industria de servicios de instalaciones y ha desempeñado funciones de liderazgo durante los últimos 20 años. Ha ocupado puestos tanto en operaciones como en ventas y su experiencia en varios departamentos le ha proporcionado una amplia gama de conocimientos. Sus áreas de experiencia incluyen el análisis de pérdidas y ganancias de varias unidades y el control de gastos; el liderazgo de ventas; el reclutamiento, la contratación, la formación, la motivación y la retención de los empleados; la gestión del cambio; la expansión y el desarrollo de nuevos mercados; el concepto de marca y el marketing; el desarrollo y las relaciones con las franquicias; las negociaciones de contratos; y la gestión de cuentas nacionales.
Peter es un Ejecutivo de Servicios de Construcción Certificado y un Gerente de Servicios de Construcción Registrado a través de la Asociación Internacional de Contratistas de Servicios de Construcción. También es un Ejecutivo de Franquicias Certificado por la Asociación Internacional de Franquicias y un Profesional de Servicios Ambientales Hospitalarios Certificado por la Asociación Americana de Hospitales. Peter tiene un MBA en Liderazgo Estratégico por la Universidad Messiah.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER – EASTERN DIVISION
Chip is Marsden’s Chief Operating Officer for the Eastern United States, overseeing operations east of Lake Michigan and down through Florida.
Chip has been in the building service contractors industry since 1990, beginning as an account manager and moving into more senior leadership roles throughout his career.
Chip’s decades in the industry have given him a wealth of experience in developing programs for all vertical industries and understanding the specialized needs of different facility environments.
His leadership focuses on delivering value to customers while providing an engaging and collaborative workplace for staff and maintaining TRIR rates below the industry average.
Chip es licenciado en Sociología por la Universidad Estatal de Ohio. Chip está comprometido con la comunidad local, como lo demuestra su participación como voluntario en el Rancho Buckeye, el Comité de Desarrollo Económico de la Cámara de Marysville y la YMCA.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MARSDEN SOUTH
Mark is responsible for overseeing Marsden’s operations in the southern United States, including Texas, Florida, and the Gulf Coast area. Mark brings over 19 years of professional experience in management, planning, strategy, operations, safety, customer service, employee training, cost reduction, and supplier management.
During Mark’s career, he has delivered measurable improvements to customer satisfaction, company value, strategic planning and implementation, employee training, and employee morale. Mark’s areas of specialization include planning, operations, financial management, business development, profit and loss accountability, sales support, recruitment, training, cost reduction, and supplier and vendor management. Previously Mark has managed several supply chain projects that included operational excellence and improvements, sales support, finances, and overall cost reduction. The workplace safety protocols Mark implemented markedly reduced injuries and lost workdays.
Mark’s accolades include the 2012 Shred-it Outstanding Achievement Award – Orlando, the 2008 Cintas Outstanding Achievement Award – Southeast Region, and the 1995 Ferguson Enterprises Associate of the Year Award. Mark earned his B.A. with a double major in Purchasing and Production from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
CHIEF SALES OFFICER
Richard is the Chief Sales Officer for Marsden and leads Marsden’s national sales and operations efforts. He is also responsible for Marsden’s operational success in the southeast region of the U.S.
Richard has decades of experience as a sales management professional and over 30 years of experience within the building service contractors industry. Previous to Marsden, Richard worked in the medical software industry, as well as held various leadership roles for building services companies, including sales and administration roles.
Richard’s areas of expertise include developing and executing strategies for sustained growth, building strong client relationships, and overseeing large scale sales operations and managing sales teams. Richard also specializes in developing sales training curriculums, closing sales opportunities, administration, and contract management.
En 2019, el equipo de Richard recibió el premio Supplier of Distinction de JLL por la innovación en un concurso que abarcó las Américas y Canadá. En 2021, el equipo de Richard ganó el concurso CBRE Americas Innovation. Richard es miembro de la junta directiva del capítulo de Minnesota de Make-a-Wish Foundations. Anteriormente fue miembro de la junta de IFMA Minneapolis-St. Paul y del US Green Building Council Minnesota Chapter. Richard es licenciado en Finanzas por la Universidad de Texas en Austin.
Sita E. Morantz
CHIEF INTEGRATION AND ENGAGEMENT OFFICER
Sita is the Chief Integration and Engagement Officer for Marsden and oversees the transition process for new acquisitions.
Sita has been with Marsden since 2001 and since 2005, she has been involved in over 40 acquisitions for Marsden. She plays a key role in integrating acquisitions and implementing strategies for new business development from existing operations.
Prior to her employment with Marsden, Sita worked in management consulting and has experience in industries such as travel and hospitality; retail; legal; public accounting; and sports, entertainment, and arena management.
Her areas of expertise include acquisitions and mergers; human resources; leadership development; benefits; community engagement; workforce development; and procurement.
En 2008, el Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal nombró a Sita una de sus "Mujeres a seguir". Sita es secretaria del Consejo de Administración de Marsden y forma parte del Consejo de Administración de Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota y de Common Bond Communities. Es fideicomisaria del Service Employees International Health and Welfare Trust.