NEW YORK (December 7, 2023) — Acertitude, the executive search firm unleashing human potential, has recruited James Hyman as the chief executive officer of United Site Services (USS), the leading provider of portable sanitation and temporary site services in the United States. Headquartered in Westborough, MA, the company operates in more than 100 locations with over 200,000 units.

Guided by Hyman’s leadership and backed by Platinum Equity, USS is committed to further evolving through operational enhancements and new strategic investments that will support both organic and inorganic growth initiatives.

“We are pleased to welcome James to United Site Services,” said Bryan Kelln, Platinum Partner and interim CEO for USS. “He has a track record of delivering large and sustained improvements in operating and financial performance that he can leverage here at USS.”

Kevin O’Neill, co-founder, managing partner, and leader of the Industrial practice at Acertitude, led the search together with Max Stubenvoll, principal overseeing business services in North America. The team is relied upon by private equity firms and portfolio companies for their assistance in strategic transformation projects and the recruitment of executives who can expedite growth initiatives.

O’Neill mentioned, “James is a seasoned CEO recognized for his ability to spearhead operational improvements across service-based enterprises. We look forward to seeing how he adds to the next chapter of USS’ growth story and appreciate the opportunity to serve as trusted advisors to the teams at Platinum Equity and USS.”

Hyman brings more than 25 years of experience in business leadership, with a proven track record of driving demonstrated performance improvement, particularly for multi-location, service businesses. His previous CEO positions include Citizens Parking, Community Education Centers, Corizon Health, Cornell Companies, and TestAmerica Laboratories. He has also served on the board of multiple public and private companies.

As a strategic partner to Platinum Equity for over 15 years, Acertitude has made over 300 executive placements at the fund and across its portfolio. Alongside the CEO search at USS, the team recently bolstered the leadership teams of Husky Technologies, Pelican Products, SVP Worldwide, Cabinetworks, and others.