Cassidy and Smith join Kodiak Building Partners

Building supply holding company bolsters its executive team with two more ProBuild alumni

Kodiak Building Partners named Michael Cassidy as chief operating officer for the Denver-based portfolio of LBM industry companies.

Also joining the Kodiak team is Jeff Smith, who will take on the role of chief financial officer.

Both executives are alumni of ProBuild Holdings. The Denver-based LBM dealer that employed many of the original founders of Kodiak.

Cassidy also served seven years as the CEO of TW Perry, the Mid-Atlantic lumberyard company that received the 2011 HBSDealer Pro Dealer of the Year award. At ProBuid, Cassidy held roles of increasing responsibility and its predecessor company, Strober. During a four year tenure with ProBuild/Strober, Michael held the titles of vice president of strategy, mergers and acquisitions and senior VP of manufacturing. Cassidy has also held positions with United Technologies (Carrier), Booz Allen & Hamilton and Kimberly Clark. Michael also served several years in the Marine Corps as a Captain and is a graduate of the MBA program at Harvard Business School.

Cassidy parted ways with TW Perry in July of 2015. Most recently, Cassidy served as the COO of a commercial construction company.

Jeff Smith most recently served as VP 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 that, he was VP 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,” said President and CEO Steve Swinney, in the announcement. “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."

Swinney added that the two new executives will work alongside Chief Information Officer Brad Becker, who joined the company in 2013, to support field leadership teams “to create a high performing, locally driven culture of excellence across Kodiak Building Partners.”

Kodiak’s holdings include a variety of building material companies including Jones Heartz Building Supply in Denver, New England Building Supply in Massachusetts and Zarsky Lumber in Texas.

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