Hostetter Joins Executive Leadership Solutions

Former retailer now industry recruiter

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- Steven Hostetter has joined Executive Leadership Solutions as a senior executive recruiter.

Hostetter joins the executive search firm after previously serving as executive vice president and COO of DB Companies Inc. of Rhode Island and Kangaroo Inc. of Georgia. Hostetter began his career in the convenience store industry as a store manager for Sheetz, where he was later promoted to merchandising manager, regional manager and then director of operations.

After Sheetz, he was the president of his own [image-nocss] chain of 12 convenience stores, Hostetter Oil of Florida. After selling that venture, Hostetter joined Circle K as a division president. During his c-store career, he continued his education by receiving certifications in marketing from the American Management Association.

Executive Leadership Solutions, Lehigh, Acres, Fla., is an executive search firm that specializes in executive recruitment for the convenience store, petroleum and travel center industries. Brian Wright, managing partner, said, "Adding Steven to our team is exciting due to his in-depth experience in the c-store and petroleum industries. Like all of our senior executive recruiters, Steven has many years of actually working in the industry. As such, Steven will really bring great value to our client companies and candidates.