CEO & President
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. Recently, Jeff assumed the position of CEO and continues to serve as the Company’s President while leading 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 over 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, doubling it to 32 markets and more than 24,000 customers, by 2006.
In 2007, Jeff was promoted to Managing Director of Ambius, North America & Europe, and lived in the UK for three years.
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.
Recently, Jeff launched a video blog (vlog) series, Mojo Monday’s with Jeff Mariola. The vlog discusses topics such as leadership, management, company culture and other workplace matters. You can catch each episode on the Brilliant YouTube channel @BrilliantFS or visit the Mojo Monday’s with Jeff Mariola Web page here.
[VIDEO] Watch Jeff share the best career advice he’s ever received in a BizCastHQ interview here.