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Axcel | CEO



Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2023

CEO with Axcel Learning - Greater Atlanta Area

Who We Are

Axcel Learning’s mission is to empower the modern workforce by delivering high-quality professional training. Axcel has acquired seven companies and is in the process of acquiring additional training companies while leveraging our capabilities in tech enablement, distribution, and sales & marketing to build a family of brands that is more valuable than the sum of its parts. This is why founders continue to trust Axcel to grow their businesses and build even stronger legacies for the future. To learn more, visit

Axcel is backed by Alpine Investors, a people-driven private equity firm committed to building enduring companies by working with, learning from, and developing exceptional people, driving a virtuous cycle of financial and operational wins for all.


Axcel is seeking a high-quality CEO for an upcoming acquisition. A great candidate is someone who wants to be an integral part of a humble, exceptional team. We are looking for dynamic, analytical, and self-motivated individuals who are excited about a high-growth environment and have the ability to empower others. These leaders will step in and grow this business organically and evaluate inorganic growth (M&A) opportunities.

This role provides a unique opportunity for meaningful responsibility on day one. The CEO will benefit from mentorship from the Axcel team and Alpine Investor’s PeopleFirst™ Leadership Program which offers the support of an experienced facilitator and coach.

The confidential company being acquired is a B2C AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) test-prep business.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop and implement scalable and efficient strategies to ensure consistent results and growth the business 15% YoY

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of a company

  • Be a true player/coach who is equally comfortable guiding and mentoring others as well as rolling up sleeves and diving in

  • Maintain a positive and continuously developing culture while leading the charge towards growth

  • Clear roadblocks, mediating disputes, and celebrate successes

  • Identify, in partnership with Axcel Learning’s M&A team, actionable content expansion / add-on M&A opportunities

  • Become an expert in the market and stay very close to customers; be the voice of the client and market internally

  • Attend and speak at conferences and industry events, build strong network and connect personally with key clients and SMEs

What You’ll Bring

  • MBA from a highly reputable institution

  • Prior operational or consulting experience

  • Experience in B2C consumer marketing a plus

  • Ability to think like an operator and an investor

  • Track record of leading a winning team and mentoring others

  • Knowledge of P&L, balance sheet, cash flow management, and general finance and budgeting

  • Analytical mindset with a data driven approach to decision making

  • Familiarity with diverse business functions such as marketing, PR, finance, etc.

  • An entrepreneurial mindset with outstanding organizational skills

  • Excellent communication skills with ability to communicate at all levels; even better listening skills

  • A self-reliant, adaptable, and a “figure it out” mentality

  • Strategic growth mindset and strong business acumen

  • Enthusiastic, personable, positive attitude, and high integrity

  • Ability to inspire confidence and create trust

Compensation & Benefits

  • Full medical and dental coverage, unlimited PTO, 401(k) match

  • Axcel Learning anticipates the base salary for this role to range from $175,000 to $215,000 and will depend on current market data and the candidate’s qualifications for the role, including education and experience. The compensation described above is subject to change and could be higher or lower than the range described based on several factors. This job is also bonus and equity-eligible.

  • Based in the Greater Atlanta Area

* At Axcel, we believe a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion is integral to hiring exceptional people and creating enduring businesses. We strive to create an organization where every individual is celebrated, heard, valued, and empowered to reach their full potential. As an equal opportunity employer, we offer competitive compensation packages, robust benefits and professional growth opportunities aimed at helping to improve our employees' lives and careers.