Dwelling décor wholesaler Napa Dwelling & Backyard introduced that KC Cunningham, its co-founder and president, is now the corporate’s chairman whereas Michelle Gee has been promoted to president.
A Seattle native, KC Cunningham helped set up the corporate in 2000 together with her late husband, Jerry, and has been president since its inception.
Searching for new alternatives, the Cunninghams offered their pursuits within the monetary providers trade and invested in various smaller companies together with a vineyard in Napa, Calif. Based mostly on KC’s sturdy design sensibilities, the 2 would flip one in every of these companies into Napa Dwelling & Backyard, and subsequently transfer operations from Napa Valley to Georgia to be close to the Atlanta Market. As Napa chairman, Cunningham can have a seamless position within the firm’s model and product.
Gee has been promoted to Napa president and can assume day-to-day administration duty for the enterprise. Gee joined Napa in 2020 as govt vp after two years working with such notable trade gamers as Tag and Foreside. Previous to this, Gee was CEO of Miller Harris, a London-based luxurious perfume home with retail presence in 25 international locations, and has led branding and improvement efforts for luxurious and premium manufacturers all through the world, together with Valextra, Pierre Marcolini, and Tom Dixon.
“I’m thrilled on the alternative to construct on the success of Napa, and to proceed to carry retailers the gorgeous and casually elegant objects for which Napa is understood,” Gee mentioned.
“Michelle will likely be main a uniquely sturdy and proficient staff,” mentioned KC Cunningham. “Napa is in good arms with Michelle on the helm. We had a tremendous response to our new product at January markets and I look ahead to extra nice issues to return from Napa sooner or later.”