Ed Spal is an accomplished CEO with 39 years of global experience providing Sales Marketing and Operational support to all levels of management within manufacturing, retail and financial organizations. A dynamic team builder and leader with a progressive career path spanning all aspects of the business cycle, including P&L, financials, sales, sales management, marketing, and operations. He has managed large and small teams in Sales, Marketing, Finance, Operations with manufacturing, financial and retail entities. He has been a Vice President General Manager in the Furniture industry; the past as CEO and General Manager he has grown organizations within the furniture and retail; most recently as CEO in Building materials industries for the last 10 years both domestically and internationally across the globe. He is very experienced in managing all levels of growth, profitability, and efficiency for businesses across diverse industries, including those in startup, early-growth, and turnaround stages in both public and private companies.
Ed received his degree from San Diego State University in Management and Marketing.
- In first 12 months of involvement; turned around a business that had not made a profit in over 8 years.
- Started a business from the ground up, turning a profit in the second year, debt free by the 4th year and subsequently “harvested” the business at the end of the 5th year.
- Contributing substantially to growth and profitability he has improved efficiencies, inventory turns and instituted lean programs, JIT and Kanban in various organizations.
- Rebuilt and restructured several sales organizations into efficient teams growing sales year over year at a 40% pace.