Now Designs has added two new employees to its sales team and has announced the promotion of another.
Kerry Niesen recently joined the company as U.S. specialty manager. Niesen brings more than 20 years of retail and housewares experience, first as the owner of Seattle-based specialty store, City Kitchens, and then as a national sales manager with Tovolo.
“We are delighted to have Kerry join the Now Designs team as the U.S. sales manager, Specialty and Independents,” said Anne Drinkwater, vp of sales at Now Designs. “Kerry brings a richness of experience from having been in both wholesale and retail.”
Jessica Bonkowski has joined Now Designs as key account sales manager. According to the company, Bonkowski is a sales professional with a history in the fashion industry.
Of Bonkowski, Drinkwater said: “She adds a fresh perspective to the sales team from her background in women’s wear sales management. The knowledge she brings will be invaluable in working with textiles for kitchen and home.”
Now Designs has also promoted Giedre Sopyte to online and international sales supervisor. With 7 years of experience working with international customers, Sopyte will now be responsible for creating new distribution channels for Now Designs globally and hopes to see more products available for a wider range of consumers.
“[Sopyte] will add international sales, both retail and distribution, to online sales. In her new role, she will be applying the energy she demonstrated building our online sales, to expanding our global business,” said Drinkwater.