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Chief Executive Officer

Mackenzie Stuart is working a nationally recognized Substance Use Disorder and Co-Occurring Mental Health organizations in Colorado. They are looking for a Chief Executive Officer to join their team to provide direction and leadership, and to drive revenue and census through implementing and executing long-term and short-term strategies. My client are dedicated to finding the best candidate on the market and are looking for the right individual to help them take their organization to the next level.


Our client is one of the leading Substance Use Disorder and Co-Occurring Mental Health organizations in Colorado. They are a for-profit organization who typically serve young adults aged 20-30, but they do take on individuals aged up to 60. Clients must have a primary substance use disorder diagnosis and they also treat co-occurring mental health disorders. Engaging with families and using a combination of evidence based methods and holistic approaches, they help to change the lives of the individuals who are struggling with addiction and mental health issues. They specialize in a comprehensive, community-based approach to the recovery process.


The CEO reports to the Board of Directors to ensure that company performance metrics are being achieved and to adjust and advise company strategy where necessary. You would spearhead, in conjunction with the executive leadership team, the growth and development of the company’s vision and strategy. Strategic planning would be required for operational, clinical and financial growth. The successful candidate would be responsible for the implementation of the company’s short-term and long-term plans, in line with the strategy, including but not limited to:

  • Increasing average census & referrals
  • Improving client retention rates
  • Increasing program capacity & expansion plans
  • New real estate ventures to be utilized for company needs
  • New technology solutions to improve operations
  • Launching new programs in and out of state
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Organizational structuring

This role would also be responsible for coordinating marketing and business development activities; buildings and maintaining strategic relationships with referral sources, vendors and potential new partnerships. Participating in quarterly and annual meetings to process issues, analyze performance, and identify goals and opportunities for company growth is also a key responsibility for this role.

Candidate requirements

Bachelor’s degree in business, organizational leadership, and or behavioral healthcare related field of study required. Master’s or doctorate degree preferred. Active driver’s license required. Minimum of 2 years of senior/executive-level management experience and substance abuse treatment experience.

To perform this role successfully, individuals should have acceptable education, experience, and knowledge regarding the modalities and treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. Knowledge of community resources, principles, and techniques of alcoholism, addicts and drug abuse counseling. Understanding of financial and accounting operations within the industry. Knowledge of state, federal, and Joint Commission rules and regulations for the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction.


Mackenzie Stuart is a leading executive search and selection business. From our offices in Leeds, London & Toronto we provide retained and contingency recruitment solutions across industry and have specialist recruitment consultants that work within the Oil & Gas, Mining, Infrastructure & Built Environment, Medical & Scientific, Healthcare, Education, Finance & Accountancy, Insurance, Water, Chemicals, Ingredients & Flavours, Automation, FMCG and Logistics sectors.

If you feel you are suitable for this role please apply below.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants. If you have not been notified of the outcome of your application within one week of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job Reference: CW;CEO

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Salary Range

$130,000 - 160,000


Colorado, US