Leadership and Experience

GRN Coastal’s team has emerged as one of the leading firms across the United States among the GRN Network of 200 locations. Always ranked in the top 5% of all GRN locations, we base our success on delivering upon assignments with top talent consistently. We pride ourselves on repeat customers.

GRN Coastal is located in Southport, NC. John Salvadore is the Managing Partner/Owner of GRN Coastal. He has personally worked for some of the leading companies in the electrical, industrial distribution and manufacturing industry, such as Eaton Corporation, All-Phase Electric, Affiliated Distributors, Vanguard National Alliance, Horizon Solutions and Horizon Energy Services.

Mr. Salvadore’s unique 30-year industry background allows him to personally connect with his clients and candidates. His 360° insight on industrial, construction and energy-related business challenges allows him to select the best talent that produces results. His experience includes:

He has built his career around developing high-performance teams, excellence in leadership, and driving revenue through start-ups, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other large-scale corporate transactions.

He has managed sales and engineering staffs as large as 100-plus employees and $500 million in sales. His real-world expertise and marketplace intelligence make Mr. Salvadore truly an extension of his clients’ teams.

Mr. Salvadore will find you the right candidate, who is the right fit at the right time. His experience in the field working with employees from the plant floor to the boardroom has given him the insights to help make decisions for start-ups to billion-dollar organizations. It is this real-world experience that has brought Mr. Salvadore to the recruitment field.

Mr. Salvadore has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Nichols College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.