Chip Ebert joined APEX Group as client development executive in October 2023. Chip has more than 10 years’ experience in commercial sales and most recently served as national accounts executive for RD Weis, a fellow Diverzify company. In his new role, Chip will support national accounts for APEX Group, with a focus on the East Coast.
“As Diverzify consolidates its strategic and national accounts surface care efforts under APEX Group, it made perfect sense for Chip to join our strategic accounts team,” said APEX Group President Thomas Holland. “His proven success in commercial sales, natural leadership skills and existing relationships make him the ideal person to help us expand our services across the country.”
We sat down with Chip to welcome him to the APEX Group team and learn more about him, both personally and professionally.
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I grew up in rural Ohio, where I played football, basketball and tennis in high school. I graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. I am married and have four children (three boys, one girl) and four grandchildren (also three boys, one girl). I reside in Riverview, Florida (outside of Tampa).
2. Why did you decide to join the APEX Group team?
Once APEX Group joined Diverzify, it was obvious who was going to lead the maintenance division. I decided that was the place and company I wanted to be involved with.
3. How has your past experience prepared you for your new role?
I led national accounts for Stanley Steemer for more than a decade and was most recently in that same role for RD Weis. I believe that my experience has prepared me to successfully fulfill this same role with APEX Group. I am thrilled to partner with Vice President of Strategic Accounts Erik Lind and look forward to learning from the experienced APEX Group team.
4. What are your hobbies?
I love playing golf and try to play at least one top 100 golf course each year. I also enjoy lifting weights. I used to run a lot and have completed multiple marathons, but getting old is rough. After two knee surgeries and four foot surgeries, I have accepted the fact that my running days are over.
5. What’s the most interesting article or book you’ve read lately?
The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership by John Wooden.
6. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
This is the most difficult question of all! I love food—red meat, seafood, pasta and PIZZA! I am not sure I could pick one, but if I had to, I would go with pizza.
7. What’s on your bucket list?
I would like to take my wife to Hawaii. A European vacation would also be on the list and include some golf at a few of the historic courses.