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Sklar Furnishings Hires Shubert as COO
2016 by in Business Strategy, Executive Changes, Industry
To drive and manage the rapid growth and enhance customer experience at it’s contemporary modern furniture and design showroom, Sklar Furnishings has named retail furniture industry veteran Scott R. Schubert as Chief Operations Officer.
Based in South Florida, Sklar is the only independent contemporary furniture showroom and design center of its kind in the region and is now entering its 15th year in business.
In the newly created position, Shubert will join Sklar’s executive leadership team and be responsible for the 22,000-square-foot showroom. Complete with a full team of home and office designers and space planners, Sklar Furnishings provides high levels of residential and commercial design and service with customization at the foundation of its philosophy. As an industry leader Sklar works with selected high-end furniture, accessory and lighting suppliers from North America, Italy, Scandinavia and the Far East to offer customers maximum freedom in expressing their personal style by specifying the exact color, fabric, wood finish, shape and size of their furnishings. Sklar’s extensive design resources also make it the go-to destination for the interior design trade.
According to Sklar president Rick Howard – a past president of the Home Furnishings Association, Shubert brings more than 19 years of accomplished retail sales and management experience in the home furnishings and design industries. Throughout his career Shubert has honed a successful track record in driving independent showroom and regional sales growth, training and coaching in sales and products and managing regional brand expansion. As COO, he reports directly to Howard.
"With our business in constant expansion, we have been seeking someone with Scott's wisdom, expertise, and working industry knowledge as we move our ambitious vision to reality," noted Howard. "We are pleased to have Scott onboard knowing that his demonstrated retail experience, skill sets and contagious passion for success will greatly support our continued growth, innovation and excellence that best benefit our customers, our team members and our suppliers."
Prior to joining Sklar Furnishings, Schubert has held sales and management tenures at a diverse mix of chain and independent furniture and home furnishings retailers.