Executive Chair

Suzanne Yoon

Suzanne Yoon is the Executive Chairwoman of Chelsea Lighting, taking a more active role since acquiring the company in August 2020.

Suzanne is the Founder and Managing Partner of Kinzie Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in lower middle market companies in business services and manufacturing. In 2017, she launched Kinzie as part of her long-standing vision to advance the use of technology, data analytics and innovation to help unlock value for companies. Since adding Chelsea to Kinzie’s portfolio of companies, Suzanne has developed a deep knowledge of lighting and understanding of the lighting industry to align with her passion of building companies using process and technology. Suzanne will now implement her recipe for success with the talented Chelsea team of intellectually agile employees to further drive client success.

In addition to Chelsea Lighting, Suzanne has led success at Kinzie’s other portfolio companies. Suzanne has over 25 years’ experience managing, investing in, and advising middle market companies. Prior to Kinzie, she held leadership roles at Versa Capital Management, CIT Group, ABNAMRO, and Ernst & Young. Additionally, a respected leader in both business and civic spheres, Suzanne serves on several boards for both private companies and philanthropic organizations.

Suzanne earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Iowa and is an Executive Scholar of Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Suzanne is married to her husband Luke Molloy, and they have three sons. She is an avid outdoor and sports enthusiast who enjoys golfing, and fishing with her family.

Chief Operating Officer

Robert Bazan

Bob Bazan joined Chelsea Lighting in 2016 and serves as Chief Operating Officer, where he oversees service delivery and drives significant improvement in processes, technology, policies, and people development throughout Chelsea's operational teams and services. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Operations at the firm.

Bob has worked in lighting manufacturing since 2007, including at Cooper Lighting, WAC Lighting, and Apogee Translite, with responsibilities of engineering, product development, sales, and marketing. Prior to that, he worked in printed circuit board manufacturing at Photocircuits Corporation, serving as Vice President of Customer Support and on the restructuring committee for the company’s Chapter 11 reorganization operations.

Bob is a retired Navy Captain with 30 years of military service and has made many deployments throughout the world, including combat operations in Afghanistan, the Korean Theater of Operations, and Emergency Management Operations with FEMA and New York State. Bob holds a BS in Engineering from the US Naval Academy, an MBA from the University of Rhode Island, and Joint Professional Military Certification from the Air Command and Staff College. He actively serves as Commander of American Legion Post 336, Charter Organization Sponsor for Boy Scout Troop 195, and as a US Naval Academy Blue and Gold Officer. Bob is an avid runner and completed the New York City marathon in 2013. He is married to his wife, Theresa, and they have three children

Special Advisor

Michael Toolis

Michael Toolis is a Special Advisor to Chelsea Lighting having previously served as our Chief Executive Officer.

Michael brings deep experience as an architect, entrepreneur and business and civic leader. He led the growth of VOA Associates, an international architecture and design practice headquartered in Chicago, Illinois that designed notable buildings in a wide range of industries. VOA’s representative clients include Google, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the Walt Disney Organization, the Chicago Cubs, and Virgin Hotels, in addition to major hotel brands, banks, and corporate entities.

As Former Chairman and CEO of VOA, Michael led the firm in its development of innovative strategies that enabled its continued growth throughout his 40-year tenure, including strategic and talent acquisitions, geographic expansion, and the creation of foreign entities. Under his leadership, VOA gained recognition as one of the leading design firms in the country. In 2016, Michael negotiated the sale of VOA to Stantec, a NYSE publicly traded company, and continued with the firm for several years to integrate and transition the company.

In addition to his role at Chelsea, Michael currently serves as an Operating Partner of Kinzie Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm. He also serves on the Board of Directors and the Strategic Planning Committee of Navy Pier, the number one tourist destination in Illinois, as well as the Advisory Board of the Graaskamp School of Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and YPO Gold.

Michael lives in Chicago with his wife, Theresa, and is an avid golfer with a passion for travel.

Vice President, Human Resources

Bill Entenmann

Bill Entenmann joined Chelsea Lighting in 2015 and is the Vice President of Human Resources.

Bill has over 35 years of experience as a Human Resources and Operations professional, spending the majority of his pre-Chelsea career with United Parcel Service and Cablevision Systems Corporation. Bill has held leadership positions in Talent Acquisition, Management and Development, Health and Safety, Employee Relations, and Labor Relations. He developed a broad business acumen over his career through additional leadership roles in Operations Management, Marketing, and Industrial Engineering. Bill was an adjunct faculty member at the New York Institute of Technology, where he taught Human Resources professional certification courses.

Bill holds a Senior Certified Professional designation from the Society for Human Resource Management. He received his BS in Finance from Fordham University, MS with distinction in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations from the New York Institute of Technology, and MBA with honors in Total Quality Management from Dowling College. Bill, his wife, and son reside in Point Lookout, NY. He is an avid cook and a Notre Dame and lacrosse fan.

Senior Vice President, Sales

Eric Sackman

Eric Sackman joined Chelsea Lighting in 2014 and is Senior Vice President of NYC Sales. Eric has held leadership positions in Project Management, Estimating, and Operations Management at Chelsea. He was instrumental in the successful implementation of several operational improvements and business efficiencies and has taken an active role in the development of people at Chelsea.

Eric provides a unique perspective to the pre-construction side of the business after living an operations role for the majority of his tenure at Chelsea. Eric has overseen some of Chelsea’s most high-profile jobs and has developed a solid business reputation with some of New York City’s largest general contractors, owners, and owner representative groups. He is a hands-on leader and can frequently be found at client job sites or participating in client meetings.

Eric received both his BS in International Business and MBA degrees from Quinnipiac University. He currently resides in Manhattan and in his spare time enjoys cooking, skiing, playing golf, and spending time with his niece and three nephews on the Jersey Shore