Former EZ Energy Inc. co-founder Gregg Budoi has joined the executive management team of global fuel retail provider Kalibrate as chief financial officer (CFO) and executive vice president.
After launching EZ Energy in 2008, Budoi built the business to a chain of more than 90 operated fuel/convenience stores across multiple locations with annual revenue in excess of $500 million. Budoi also oversaw the sale of EZ Energy, where he was CEO and president, to 7-Eleven Inc. in October 2012.
Budoi will be based in Kalibrate’s North American office in Cleveland, Ohio, where his responsibilities will include the company’s finances, human resources, mergers & acquisitions and business development.
“I’m delighted to welcome Gregg to the Kalibrate team,” said Bob Stein, president and CEO of Kalibrate. “Gregg has significant experience within the petroleum retail, convenience store and finance sectors as well as extensive merger and acquisition experience. I am confident that his wealth of expertise and proven track record of taking growth companies to the next level will help Kalibrate make good on its potential.”
Prior to guiding EZ Energy, Budoi was managing director and partner of Barnes Wendling Corporate Finance LLC, a financial advisory firm created through the merger of Budoi & Company, Inc. and Barnes Wendling CPAs accounting firm. From 1997-2002, Budoi was CFO of Dairy Mart Convenience Stores Inc.