Roger Zino joins Gothic Landscape as vice chairman

He was formerly CEO of ValleyCrest Companies and vice chairman of BrightView during the company’s integration.

SANTA CLARITA, Cali.Roger Zino, the former CEO of ValleyCrest Companies, has joined Gothic Landscape as a vice chairman and is now on the company's board of directors. Gothic Landscape ranked No. 6 on Lawn & Landscape's Top 100 list in 2020.

In this role, Zino will partner with Jon Georgio, Gothic’s CEO, to drive the company’s long-term growth strategy.

“Roger and I have worked very closely together over the past nine months and I am thrilled by his   commitment to our long term-growth,” Georgio said. “He has a unique range of relevant experience, understands family businesses and can see around the corner of where we are heading. He has such great energy, and has blended in so well with our team, in a way that has been very inspiring to our Gothic family.”

Zino, has been recently leading Socratic Dialog, a business services consultancy, as its managing partner. He was formerly president of ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance, CEO of ValleyCrest Companies and vice chairman of BrightView during the company’s integration. Prior to ValleyCrest, he was a partner at McKinsey & Co. and served a range of diversified businesses in that capacity. 

Zino has a bachelor's degree in accounting/computer science from Georgetown University and a master's degree from the Harvard Business School.

“I am very motivated to take on this important role with Gothic, a family owned company that is well known for its consistent growth over the past 36 years in the landscape industry that was built on an unyielding focus on having truly extraordinary relationships with its customers and its people and an unwavering focus on doing what’s right,” Zino said. “It is a company where every day the team can fully concentrate on serving its customers and developing its teams and I find this environment very energizing. I see such a fantastic opportunity to help build the next chapter in what is already a classic American success story.”

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