SMS Assist names former Dollar General executive as executive vice president of facilities

SMS Assist Press Release
Lis Klisser

CHICAGO, October 1, 2013 –SMS Assist today announced Geoffrey Wigner as executive vice president of facilities for the Chicago-based technology-driven facilities maintenance and management company.

Wigner, 48, previously served as senior director of store services for Dollar General (NYSE: DG), where he successfully managed more than $500 million in capital and expense budgets while directing major projects affecting more than 10,000 stores. He joins an expanded SMS Assist executive team that includes Vice President of Client Services Michael l. McMath, formerly of Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), Chief Sales Officer Dave Sweitzer, formerly of Waste Management (NYSE:WM) and Chief Operating Officer Matthew Pitts, who previously controlled maintenance for more than 2,200 Home Depot (NYSE:HD) locations.

In his role with Dollar General, Wigner crafted and executed strategies to improve operations, control costs and drive revenue and profit. He has a proven talent for blending strategic and tactical planning, and helped the nationwide retailer open 625 new stores, and renovate 525 others, in fiscal year 2011. He received his MBA from Western Kentucky University. “Geoff’s abilities in operational leadership and budget analysis are critical to managing the growth of SMS Assist,” said Michael Rothman, SMS Assist chief executive officer. “His experience in process improvement, execution and team building will ensure that SMS Assist continues to function seamlessly as we sign additional customers, many with thousands of service locations.” SMS Assist is the leading next generation facilities maintenance outsourcer, serving more than 50,000 locations through its network of more than 28,000 vendors. It turns cost centers into expense reduction centers by identifying innovative ways to reduce expenses and gain operational efficiencies. SMS Assist’s proprietary platform tracks the service order, bills the customer, provides compliance reports and manages for quality. Customers also benefit from real-time visibility into work orders and spend by store, service type and geography, data that is unique to SMS Assist.

About SMS Assist
SMS Assist is a Chicago-based technology company providing facilities management services to a national roster of clients representing more than 50,000 service locations. It turns cost centers into expense reduction centers by identifying innovative ways to reduce expenses and gain operational efficiencies. SMS Assist employs its proprietary technology to execute millions of facilities management services annually while providing significant cost savings for clients. With more than 28,000 affiliated providers, SMS is equipped to deliver on-time, quality service to every location, every time. We execute so you can manage. To learn more, visit

Elisabeth Klisser