Waterloo, IA -(PRNewswire)- HOMELINK, along with its parent company, VGM Group, Inc., recently announced coming changes in leadership.
Effective March 29, 2021, Dave Kazynski—who has served as HOMELINK’s president since its founding—will transition to a new role and serve as executive vice president of VGM Group, Inc. During Kazynski’s tenure, HOMELINK experienced significant growth, becoming a thriving company of over 500 employees and a leader in its industry.
“Dave has been instrumental to the success and growth of not only HOMELINK, but VGM Group as well,” said Mike Mallaro, CEO of VGM Group. “His efforts over the years have transformed our company and impacted so many people for the better—including our employee owners and the customers we serve. I’m excited to have him in this new role where he can continue those efforts on a wider scale.”
Kazynski will continue to be involved at HOMELINK as needed to ensure a smooth transition. As executive vice president, Kazynski will assume leadership over VGM divisions including VGM Forbin, VGM’s web development division, and Strategic Imaging, VGM’s print marketing division. He will also continue his current advisory leadership of VGM’s corporate IT, along with heading VGM’s efforts for their advanced wound care device sister company, EO2 Concepts.
“Most of our growth—both in HOMELINK and VGM as a whole—is because people handling day-to-day operations do such a remarkable job taking care of our customers,” said Kazynski. “I’m proud of the work we do each and every day. I’m thankful to be a part of it, and I’m excited to explore new ways to help our employee owners continue their important work.”
With Kazynski’ s transition, there are two shifts within HOMELINK as well. Matt Waller, the current senior vice president of sales and marketing at HOMELINK, will take over as its president. And Tera O’Hare, currently the chief operations officer, will now serve as senior vice president for HOMELINK.
“I can say from experience that taking over for a founder of a company is no small feat,” said Mallaro. “In his time at HOMELINK, Matt has proven himself to be a strong leader, having been integral to the retention and growth of key accounts and development of additional service lines. He has a unique ability to build and lead teams, and I look forward to having him as the next president of HOMELINK.”
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to step into this new role at HOMELINK,” said Waller, “and I’m fortunate to have such a great team in place to ensure a seamless transition. Dave’s accomplishments are unrivaled, and each of us as employee owners at VGM owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude.”