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Fumarelli Named President of Holly Hunt Luxury Furniture

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HOLLY HUNT, a luxury furnishing and textiles design house operating premier showrooms for interior designers across the US, has named retail veteran Thomas Fumarelli president. “Thomas Fumarelli brings a wealth of experience to HOLLY HUNT, having spent fourteen years overseeing finance and operations for Chanel, one of the world’s leading luxury brands,” says company founder and Chief Executive Officer Holly Hunt. “Thomas’ operational acumen, entrepreneurial vision and keen understanding of high-end, high-service businesses will prove invaluable as we strengthen the HOLLY HUNT brand and serve a wide range of designers.” Prior to his appointment as president of HOLLY HUNT, Fumarelli served for four years as chief operating officer of Oregon-based Watermark Paddlesports, Inc. and Yakima Products, Inc., a $110 million outdoor sporting goods company, where he was responsible for manufacturing, distribution, supply chain, finance, IT, and human resources worldwide. Before Yakima Products, Inc. Fumarelli spent fourteen years at Chanel, of New York and Paris, where he directed corporate strategic planning, as well as finance, operations, logistics, and human resources planning for this multi-billion dollar manufacturer and retailer of luxury goods in more than 25 countries. He also spearheaded the globalization of all support functions for Chanel during his tenure. Earlier in his career Fumarelli, earned a master’s in business from the Wharton School in Finance. “HOLLY HUNT is an innovative company with a desirable market niche and an exceptional reputation,” said Fumarelli. “I look forward to steering it through what promises to be a tremendous period of growth lead by the introduction of new HOLLY HUNT lines and the enhancement of our relationships with many of the premiere luxury furniture, lighting and textile collections and designers in the world.” Founded in 1984 as a single showroom by Holly Hunt, this upscale design house represents many exclusive collections, manufacturing and marketing high end home furnishings. With seven company owned showrooms in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York and Washington, D.C., today HOLLY HUNT is a luxury brand sold to the interior design trade through fourteen showrooms nationwide. The company is a three-time winner of many of House & Garden’s “Best on the Best” awards including the award for Best Showroom and has been consistently named one of the top women-owned businesses in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business.

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