What’s the best part of your job?

The success of our independent retailers. Being able to bring them something unique and different is the fun part of the business. When they try something and it clicks, it is very rewarding.

What inspires your leadership approach?

Based on the experience I bring to our retailers with the categories I represent, it allows them to have confidence knowing that what is being presented to them will work and will be rewarded with sales and profits.

What do you cherish most about being a part of the industry?

The categories I represent and the challenges that come along with them, each in their own unique way.