Residence décor wholesaler Napa Residence & 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 along with her late husband, Jerry, and has been president since its inception.
Searching for new alternatives, the Cunninghams bought their pursuits within the monetary providers business and invested in plenty of 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 Residence & Backyard, and subsequently transfer operations from Napa Valley to Georgia to be close to the Atlanta Market. As Napa chairman, Cunningham can have a unbroken function 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 government vice chairman after two years working with such notable business 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 gadgets for which Napa is thought,” Gee stated.
“Michelle might be main a uniquely sturdy and gifted crew,” stated KC Cunningham. “Napa is in good fingers with Michelle on the helm. We had an incredible response to our new product at January markets and I look ahead to extra nice issues to come back from Napa sooner or later.”