Michael Rothman has over 25 years of experience in the industrial service sector and 10 years in the retail services industry. Mr. Rothman served as chairman and CEO of SMS Assist, L.L.C. since its startup to May 2017. Mr. Rothman currently serves as chairman.
Michael Rothman founded SMS Assist with six employees to the 900+ employee enterprise firm it is today. Under his leadership, SMS Assist transformed into one of the fastest-growing technology companies globally.
In 2016, the same year Rothman was named a Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year and also a national finalist by Ernst & Young, SMS Assist received $150 million in Series D funding at a $1 billion valuation from Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, the same team that invested in Uber, Facebook, Pinterest and Spotify. SMS Assist has received the Momentum Award for its technology.
Michael transformed the business from a traditional brick and mortar service company into an advanced technology company whose mobile and cloud-based facilities maintenance platform manages over 30,000 affiliated providers to service a nationwide roster of Fortune 500 retail and industrial clients representing over 250,000 locations.