NearU Leadership

Management Team

  • Ashish Achlerkar

    Founder and CEO

    Prior Experience:

    • Venture Investor, SRI Capital
    • VP, M&A, Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking

    Education:

    • B.E. College of Engineering, Pune
    • M.S. in Operations Management, The University of Arkansas
    • MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Kelly Hill

    Chief Financial Officer

    Prior Experience:

    • Partner, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

    Education:

    • B.S., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    • M.S. in Accounting, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    • Certified Public Accountant
  • Dietrich McCall

    Chief Operating Officer

    Prior Experience:

    • Manager, Independent Distribution, Daikin
    • General Manager, American Residential Services

    Education:

    • B.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • MBA, The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Matt Cullen

    Vice President of Marketing

    Prior Experience:

    • VP of Marketing, QuintEvents

    Education:

    • B.S., Florida State University
    • MBA, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Kyle Rahner

    South Carolina Regional GM

    Prior Experience:

    • General Manager, Carolina Cool Inc.

    Education:

    • B.A., Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
  • Mike Smith

    North Carolina Regional GM

    Prior Experience:

    • General Manager, American Residential Services
  • Maria Harris

    Regional HR Manager

    Prior Experience:

    • Human Resources Manager, American Residential Services

    Education:

    • Glendale Community College; Wake Tech Community College
  • Connie Caldwell

    Vice President of Transition and Integration

    Prior Experience:

    • General Manager, Carolina Heating Service
    • Founding Member, Skilled Trade Alliance

    Education:

    • B.S., Western Carolina University
  • Lindsey Whalen

    Director of Talent Acquisition & Retention

    Prior Experience:

    • Growth and Development Manager, Carolina Heating Service

    Education:

    • B.S., Clemson University
  • Melissa Skalla

    Assistant Corporate Controller

    Prior Experience:

    • Senior Advisor, Aprio, LLP

    Education:

    • B.S. and MBA, State University of New York at Oswego
    • Certified Public Accountant
  • John Benson

    Director of Business Development

    Prior Experience:

    • Associate, Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking

    Education:

    • B.A., Middlebury College
  • Cinda Dunn

    Payroll Manager

    Prior Experience:

    • Office Manager, Carolina Heating Service

    Education:

    • B.S., Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis; Glendale Community College
  • Clark Jernigan

    Senior Manager, M&A and Investments

    Prior Experience:

    • Manager, Transaction Advisory Practice Group, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

    Education:

    • B.S., Washington and Lee University
    • M.S. in Accounting, Wake Forest University
    • Certified Public Accountant
  • Scott LaRuez

    Staff Accountant

    Prior Experience:

    • Accounting Assistant, Community Association Management

    Education:

    • B.S., Saint John Fisher College

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