Chris Kliefoth is the cofounder of both EZ Choice Home services, a startup B2C platform providing essential mechanical services to South Central Florida, and Perimeter Solutions Group, an investment platform servicing commercial, industrial, highway and energy installation with security fencing, construction barriers, gates, and access/security solutions. He is an experienced operator of both large and lower middle-market businesses in PE- and angel-funded investments and has worked in building materials his entire career.
Chris spent 17 years leading Nationwide Industries (NWI), a specialty construction products component supplier, during its evolution from a small entrepreneurial business into a mid-market diversified supplier. Under his leadership, NWI executed a PE-backed management spinout in 2016, after which the team grew revenues in excess of 4x and EBITDA 8x.
Before joining NWI, Chris spent nine years at Saint-Gobain, a €42-billion-turnover global leader in construction materials and glass manufacturing with operations in 68 countries. During his time there, he served in leadership roles across multiple functional areas within CertainTeed’s various product divisions. Chris’ resume also includes leadership positions at Morgan Products, General Products Company and Standex International.
Chris graduated with Honors from the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse with a B.S. in Finance and a B.A. in Economics.