Jesse Kropelnicki is the Chief Operating Officer of Verdantas LLC, a private equity-backed environmental and engineering consulting company focused on developing and supporting a people-focused culture. Jesse leads the operational team of approximately 430 staff geographically diverse in the US, helps create an engaging work environment focused on communication and transparency, and helps drive revenue growth and business health via these approaches. Jesse also helps with strategic acquisitions, strategy, and all new staff integrations. He brings over 20 years of leadership, coaching, business growth, and strategic experience across several end markets to Verdantas. Jesse has held positions of progressive leadership over his career, most recently with WSP USA as their New England District Leader responsible for all business operations in that geography and across a diverse team of approximately 600 staff with 6 end markets and producing $120M in net revenue. Prior to this role, Jesse was the Chief Operating Officer for WSP’s national energy business line.
Prior to his leadership roles at WSP, Jesse had the unique entrepreneurial experience of successfully founding one of the world’s largest online endurance sports coaching businesses back in 2004, and becoming a Random House published nutrition book author. As part of these endeavors, Jesse coached some of the world’s most successful professional IRONMAN athletes to dozens of race wins and has competed in 15 IRONMANs himself including 3 at the world champion in Kailua Kona. Although not competitively racing or coaching any longer, Jesse can be found running and biking south of Boston where he lives fulltime and in New Hampshire hiking on the weekends with his wife, two kids, and their Boston terrier.