GENESEO – Coast Professional Inc., an accounts receivable management and call center company, has promoted Jonathan Prince to chief executive officer.
Prince, most recently the company’s chief operating officer, has more than 20 years of experience in the industry.
In his new role, Prince will be responsible for the company’s overall success and strategic vision, as well as the development and execution of the company’s short and long-term growth plans. This includes oversight of all departments, operating board membership, and the development of company-wide growth initiatives. He will continue his responsibilities as a key personnel member for major clients and as an authorized company representative.
“I’m humbled to receive this promotion and honored to continue representing our exceptional family of employees,” Prince said in a news release. “We have an incredible team that is ready to develop new opportunities and create value for our clients, consumers, and our communities. Our success will be the continuation of our shared vision and our never-ending commitment to doing the right thing.”
Prince began his career at Coast as director of operations and steadily acquired more responsibility until earning a promotion to vice president. He was promoted to chief operation officer in 2018 and also took a role on the company’s operating board. He will retain his operating board position as CEO.
At the time of Prince’s promotion to COO in 2018, Coast employed about 300 individuals. Coast currently employs more than 800 staff members and expects to exceed 1,000 by the end of 2021.
Everett Stagg, president and co-chairman of the shareholder’s board called Prince “the catalyst for the company’s next chapter.”
“His achievements have continually demonstrated his ability and strength as a leader, resulting in significant company milestones,” Stagg said. During Those milestones include the awarding of multiple federal government contracts, office expansions, career growth, and national award recognitions while continuing to increase revenue and brand recognition. He was most recently a driving force behind the company’s entry into Contact Tracing and call center work.
“Jon is an exceptional leader,” said Brian Davis, co-chairman of Coast’s shareholder’s board. “He continues to be instrumental in our success and brings with him a wealth of experience in his new role as CEO. He possesses exceptional character, careful judgement, and the unshakable integrity necessary to lead our company into the future. Jon genuinely embodies our core values and has an unwavering commitment to our success.”
Prince is an active member in the Western New York community and participates as a board member for the Livingston County Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. He has a passion for renewing education opportunities for children and was the leader behind the company’s Coast Cares Education Open golf tournament which raised more than $40,000 for local school districts in 2019.
He and his wife, Jennifer, and their two children live in Groveland.
Coast provides professional services to hundreds of campus-based colleges, universities, and government clients.