SAN FRANCISCO – Convenience-store industry executive Gregg Budoi—a veteran of retail chains EZ Energy USA and Dairy Mart and c-store software and consulting company Kalibrate—has joined customer experience solutions company McorpCX Inc. as interim CFO, the San Francisco-based company has announced.
Most recently, Budoi was CFO and member of the board of Kalibrate Technologies PLC, Manchester, England. Kalibrate recently went private in a transaction with the private-equity firm Hanover Investors Management LLP, London.
Before that, he was president and CEO of EZ Energy USA Inc. Co-founding EZ Energy in 2008, Budoi built the business to a chain of more than 90 fuel and convenience stores across multiple locations in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, with annual revenue of more than $500 million before overseeing its sale to 7-Eleven Inc., Irving, Texas, in October 2012.
Prior to EZ Energy, Budoi was managing director and partner of Barnes Wendling Corporate Finance LLC, a financial advisory firm created through the merger of Budoi & Co. Inc. and Barnes Wendling CPAs accounting firm.
From 1997 to 2002, Budoi was CFO for Dairy Mart Convenience Stores Inc. Laval, Quebec-based Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. acquired the Hudson, Ohio-based Dairy Mart chain in 2002.
Budoi has public and private company experience with exposure to all disciplines of business management with an emphasis on corporate strategy and finance, capital markets, business development and mergers and acquisitions, McorpCX said.