May 10, 2010, 10:01 AM

The RoomPlace makes room for a new CEO

Multichannel furniture retailer the RoomPlace looked within its own category to find its new CEO. Industry veteran Steve Giordano was recruited for the top job from The Room Store, a retail chain in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Texas, where he served as chief operating officer.

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Multichannel furniture retailer the RoomPlace looked within its own category to find its new CEO. Industry veteran Steve Giordano was recruited for the top job from The Room Store, a retail chain in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Texas, where he served as chief operating officer.

Prior to the Room Place, Giordano was chief operating officer of Powell Company, a furniture designer and importer, and Kane Furniture, a Florida retailer.

“We are confident that Steve will continue the significant merchandising, marketing and operational improvement efforts that the company has undertaken during the past year,” says Everett Cook, the RoomPlace chairman. “As a result of these initiatives, The RoomPlace is stronger and more successful. Steve will be extremely valuable in driving sales and maintaining a relentless focus on the needs of our customers in the current retail environment.”

In addition to its e-commerce site, the RoomPlace operates 23 retail locations and a distribution center in the metropolitan Chicago area.

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