Discover how Jeff McLendon builds attachment with millennials, why the company’s founder hired him, and what happened that revealed his leadership blind spot (16 minutes).
CEO BLINDSPOTS PODCAST GUEST: Jeff McLendon. He is the President and CEO of Specialty Building Products, the fastest growing distributor of building materials in North America. SBP serves over 15,000 customer locations in the US and Canada, with more than 50 categories of unique specialty building products.
Jeff McLendon, joined Specialty Building Products in 2003 as Chief Financial Officer, assumed the role of President in 2004, and CEO in 2016. He is also a Board Member with Athletes in Action. Prior to joining Specialty Building Products, Jeff was the President of Linmar Systems, a professional services company specializing in business process improvement and performance management in the financial services sector. Jeff is a native of Athens, Georgia, and holds a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Georgia.
For more information about Jeff McLendon and SBP, visit; https://www.specialtybuildingproducts.com/
CEO BLINDSPOTS HOST: Birgit Kamps. She was speaking five languages by the age of 10, and lived in five countries with her Dutch parents prior to becoming an American citizen. Birgit’s professional experience includes starting and selling an “Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Company” and a “Best Company to Work for in Texas”, and serving as a Board Member with various companies. In addition, Birgit is the President of Hire Universe LLC, and the host of the CEO Blindspots podcast which was recognized in 2020 by Spotify for having the “biggest listener growth” in the USA (by 733%), and having listeners in 11 countries; https://ceoblindspots.com/