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Jeff Mariola

About

Jeff Mariola joined Brilliant as President in 2015 to enhance and expand the management team, instill a culture of learning and development, and prepare the Company for its next stage of growth. Jeff continues to serve as the Company’s President and leads all day-to- day operations. Jeff offers more than 20 years of successful CEO leadership experience from two multi-international business service companies. He creates cultures that consistently score above other high-performing companies in the areas of profitable growth, engagement, empowerment and leadership. Jeff is a frequent keynote speaker on the subject of personal leadership for private, public and nonprofit organizations, as well as provides mentoring for young business leaders. Prior to joining Brilliant, Jeff held several presidency positions with Rentokil Initial FTSE 100 company, the largest business services companies in the world providing Pest Control, Hygiene, Interior Landscaping and Workwear services, operating in more than 60 countries.   Serving as President of the Rentokil USA Pest Control business, in 1996 he grew the declining business from $15 million to over $20 million in a three-year period. In 1999, he was offered the presidency of Initial Tropical Plants, North America where he assumed control of an underperforming service business serving 16 markets and total revenues of $70 million, growing it to 32 markets with more than $100 million in total revenues and over 24,000 customers by 2006. In 2007, Jeff was promoted to Managing Director of Ambius, North America & Europe, where he lived in the UK for three years. Throughout this time, Jeff grew revenue from $190 million in 2007 to $236 million in 2012, improved profitability from 8.1 percent in 2007 to 10.2 percent in 2012. Jeff oversaw the acquisition of more than 20 businesses between the years 2000-2012. Jeff is an active member of the community and pursues a variety of rich interests that stimulate his mind and strengthen his core. He is a member of Vistage International, a leading chief executive organization, is a H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) member enthusiast and an avid triathlete, competing in events both here and abroad. Jeff also has a soft spot for the Opera and volunteers as a supernumerary at the Chicago Lyric Opera.
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