McMillan Pazdan Smith (Columbia, SC) has named Mark Gettig to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Gettig brings extensive experience to this new operation leadership position for the firm. He was previously the President of LifeMade, a division of Jadex, Inc. a manufacturing company based in Greer, South Carolina. Gettig has also worked in finance, operations, and general management for Jarden Corporation, Unilever, and Bose.
As COO for McMillan Pazdan Smith, Gettig will focus on financial management, team development, and support services optimization across MPS’ footprint, currently comprised of 7 offices in 3 states.
“McMillan Pazdan Smith is full of really talented, accomplished people; I’m looking forward to using my experience to be a part of the positive impact this firm is making in all of the communities where we operate,” Gettig said.
“We are very excited to have Mark join our firm’s leadership team. His prior executive experience across industries adds a new perspective as we expand design services and advisory value for our clients,” said Chad Cousins, CEO.
A licensed CPA, Gettig received his MBA in finance and accounting from Boston University. He and his wife Katie have lived in South Carolina since 2008. The couple has four children.
This executive hiring follows another strong quarter of growth and positive momentum for McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, as the firm continues to capitalize on its depth of design experience and unique ability to guide clients through complex projects with recession-mitigating, community-benefitting results.