SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. — McCloud Services announced a series of personnel moves, including the appointment of Richard Burke as CFO and the additions of Morgan Kitlinksi as talent acquisition/HR generalist and Brian Zeff as business development representative.
Burke joins the company with more than 24 years of experience in accounting, tax, billing and financial management. In his new role, Burke will oversee all financial aspects of the company, including accounting, risk management and insurance, pension plan administration, fleet management, purchasing and contract administration, information systems, treasury and banking.
Prior to joining McCloud Services, Burke served as the CFO of Nordic Energy Services, an energy services company headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. Burke also served as vice president of finance for Chicago-based Monroe Capital, a middle market commercial lender with over $1 billion of assets under management. In this position, Burke was responsible for financial management and back-office operations. He was also involved in underwriting deals, structuring debt and equity financing and overseeing mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, he served as director of finance for Condell Medical Center in the northern Chicago suburbs. Prior to his 15 years as a financial executive, Burke held various middle management financial roles in a number of industries such as insurance, publishing, electronics and entertainment.
“We are pleased to welcome Rick to McCloud Services,” said Chris McCloud, president and CEO. “We are excited to bring his successful track record and financial expertise to our management team as we work to build the financial infrastructure that will enable McCloud to grow for years to come.”
Kitlinski will be responsible for sourcing, recruiting and on-boarding new talent. She will also oversee a range of activities including development of programs involving wellness, employee engagement and safety initiatives. Kitlinski joins the company with over 10 years of experience in human resource management. Prior to joining McCloud Services, Kitlinski worked as a senior HR administrator/recruiter for Acres Group, Inc., located in Wauconda, Ill. In this position, she focused on corporate recruiting and on-boarding, safety, wellness, employee development and training. She graduated from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Ill., with a bachelor’s degree in human resource management.
Zeff joins the company with over 17 years of outside sales and sales management experience. In his new role, he will be responsible for business development in the Chicago market. This includes consulting with potential customers, developing sales strategies and facilitating relationships between service teams. Prior to joining McCloud Services, Zeff worked as a business account representative for Advanced Disposal in Melrose Park, Ill. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago, Ill., with a bachelor’s degree in English.
“We are excited to welcome Morgan and Brian to the McCloud Services team,” Chris McClou said. “Their talents will be a tremendous asset as we continue to grow and attract not only potential customers, but also the best talent to serve those customers.”