• Portland, ME, USA
  • Full Time

Chenmark Holdings is a team of small businesses committed to each other and to the constant pursuit of better. We work with retiring owners and current entrepreneurs to provide liquidity, preserve legacies, and position companies for long-term success. Chenmark companies share a commitment to our core values of: Chasing Better, Keeping Score, Playing the Long Game, and Putting the Team First.

Chenmark employees maintain a passion for small business, a significant competitive drive, a willingness to grind, and a deep desire to have a tangible impact on employees, customers, and the community at large.

Chenmark is currently seeking a Generalist Vice President (GVP). The Chenmark GVP Program is designed to give individuals with the drive to run a small business the skills and experience needed to do so. This program sets GVPs on a course for success while helping Chenmark grow in line with our core values.

Successful GVPs spend one to three years progressing through the three-stage program. Advancement is based on the balance of performance, skillset, and the availability of opportunities at existing companies and newly acquired businesses.

When evaluating candidates, character and attitude are more important than prior experience. If you have what it takes to be a small business CEO, we'll help you develop the tools necessary to be effective.

The GVP journey consists of three stages: GVP, SLT, and CEO.

GVP: This stage provides the GVP with the chance to work directly with our leadership team in Portland, Maine. During this stage, the GVP's time is split between M&A work and working with our operating companies on a constantly varied mix of challenges related to sales, operations, HR, finance, and technology, among other things.

SLT: In this stage, the GVP is given the opportunity to be part of the senior leadership team at one of our companies, working and learning alongside the CEO who is often a former GVP themselves. This direct operating responsibility, and exposure to small business management creates an ideal training ground for our future CEOs.

CEO: This stage involves stepping into the primary leadership role at one of our companies. This is the final step in the program where you get handed the keys to a small business that is then yours to run with the support of Chenmark.

Click here to learn more about the GVP experience.


  • MBA degree or equivalent work experience
  • Proven ability to solve problems in an agile, creative, and decisive manner
  • Analytical proficiency
  • An inherent curiosity and passion for learning
  • Open to relocation within the US and Canada, based on business need and acquisition location

Salary and benefits are competitive. Relocation Assistance and/or Corporate housing is available for non-local candidates.

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