At Tangram Interiors, we've spent decades transforming spaces to inspire and empower. As industry leaders, our reputation stands on top-notch craftsmanship and innovative design.
Our philosophy? Great design goes beyond looks. It shapes behaviors, boosts well-being, and increases productivity. We collaborate with our clients, understanding their vision and needs, to craft spaces that are beautiful, practical, and ready for the future.
Our diverse team ranges from expert designers to dedicated support staff, all united by a drive for excellence. From corporate offices to schools and hospitals, organizations of all sizes trust us to bring their visions to life.
Sustainability matters to us. We prioritize eco-friendly materials and community support to make a positive impact on our planet and its people.
And we don’t stop at design. Our commitment to stellar customer service means we’re always here to help, advise, and address any concerns.
Thinking about a redesign? Let's work together to create spaces that inspire and elevate. Thank you for considering Tangram Interiors. Let's make your design dreams a reality.
Advancing Women in Business
Our women-owned status is a testament to the vision and determination of our founders, who have worked tirelessly to build a company that empowers and celebrates women in leadership roles. Their unwavering commitment to excellence and their ability to create an inclusive and supportive work environment have been instrumental in our success.
We believe that diversity and inclusion are not just buzzwords but fundamental values that drive innovation and creativity. With women holding key leadership positions across our organization, we bring a diverse range of perspectives and ideas to the table.
This diversity fuels our ability to understand and meet the unique needs of our clients, helping us create spaces that inspire productivity, collaboration, and well-being.
As a leading provider of innovative workplace solutions, we are committed to delivering exceptional design, furniture, and integrated technology solutions to our clients. What sets us apart is our unique perspective and approach, which is shaped by the diverse experiences and insights of our women leaders.
with dignity and Respect.
At Tangram Interiors, our mission is to curate destinations that empower people to work, learn and heal. The root of our mission starts at home. We strongly believe that a sense of belonging and shared community is imperative to a healthy workplace culture.
At Tangram, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is about recognizing, respecting, understanding and honoring the similarities and differences between the members of our corporate family.
We believe the beauty of diversity enriches all of us. By definition, a Tangram is a puzzle that consists of multiple differently shaped pieces that are placed together to form a solid shape. Just like those puzzle pieces, our employees are all unique and come together in our different shapes, sizes and abilities to form one greater cohesive picture.
Reduce inequality within and among countries. Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex,disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.
Sonya Lozowski, MD, is a highly experienced Medical Director with a strong focus on developing effective business models, improving patient care, and optimizing operations. As the current Chairman of Tangram, based in Los Angeles, California since 2023, she oversees the organization's financial performance and strategic initiatives. Additionally, Sonya leads the organization's philanthropic efforts and community outreach, emphasizing the importance of giving back to the community.
Prior to her role at Tangram, Sonya served as the Managing Member at Pacific Holdings in Newport Coast, California since 2022. In this position, she takes charge of all financial decisions and performance while managing all participants on the board. Her leadership skills and financial expertise contribute to the success and growth of the company.
Sonya Lozowski obtained her MD in Internal Medicine from Wayne State Medical School in 1989. With a strong passion for building systems that optimize operations and deliver superior patient care, she has demonstrated her expertise as an Executive Medical Director at the University of MI Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan from 1992 to 2002. In this role, she optimized case and clinical management, improved safety and health programs, and enhanced patient outcomes. Sonya ensured effective communication between department heads, medical staff, and governing boards, leading to business development and alliances with healthcare partners, resulting in increased revenue and growth. She developed criteria for test orders, trained staff on data acquisition methods, oversaw and developed clinical departments, and monitored industry trends to make strategic equipment purchases while maintaining budgets. Sonya's commitment to high-quality patient care drove her to improve clinical quality processes and interventions, develop objectives, goals, and budgets, and provide recommendations to decrease spending without compromising patient care quality.
Sonya Lozowski, MD, is a respected and accomplished Medical Director who combines her medical expertise with strong leadership and business acumen. Her ability to drive operational excellence, enhance patient outcomes, and foster collaborative relationships sets her apart in the healthcare industry.
VP, Sales + Customer Experience
Nick Meter is a highly accomplished sales executive with a strong focus on revenue generation and strategic direction. As the Vice President of Sales at Tangram since 2019, based in Los Angeles, California, he plays a pivotal role in driving firm-wide revenue generation and setting long-term strategic direction. Nick's ability to develop and execute effective sales strategies has consistently led to exceeding revenue targets and driving growth.
Prior to his current role, Nick served as the Director of Sales at Tangram from 2012 to 2019. Starting as a line-level salesperson, he quickly progressed to managing New Business Development sales performers. Under his leadership, the team consistently achieved 90-110% of their annual goals, with an average tenure of less than three years. Nick was heavily involved in the day-to-day development and execution of sales team projects, including new programs for competitive responses, A+D marketing, and customer-facing documents. Additionally, he spearheaded the renovation of Tangram's 40,000 square foot headquarters, resulting in increased productivity and an enhanced win rate for showroom tours.
From 2006 to 2012, Nick served as a Sales Executive at Tangram, where he called on A+D (Architecture + Design), Real Estate, and End Users. His exceptional sales performance led to achieving the prestigious Presidents' Circle designation every year. In 2012, after generating $9 million in top-line sales, Nick was named Salesperson of the Year and Hunter of the Year, among other accolades. He successfully established new relationships with previously dormant design firm accounts, including Gensler, Shubin + Donaldson, and HOK.
Nick Meter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Michigan, which he obtained in 2005. As a co-leader of the Tangram sales organization, his expertise in developing and executing effective sales strategies, coupled with his in-depth knowledge of various business units, such as Technology, Studio Other, and Construction Trades, has positioned him as a driving force behind Tangram's sales success. His leadership has fostered a high-performing sales team dedicated to delivering exceptional results for clients.
CFO + VP of Administration
Nick Greenko is a highly accomplished professional with extensive experience in finance, accounting, and leadership. Currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Tangram in Los Angeles, California since 2002, Nick directs various departments including accounting, finance, information services, human resources, payroll, client support services, design services, marketing, and Studio Other administration. In addition to financial responsibilities, he also takes the lead in driving DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) initiatives within the organization.
Prior to his tenure at Tangram, Nick held the position of CFO at University Group in Detroit, Michigan from 1995 to 2002, where he was responsible for directing accounting, finance, information services, payroll, and client support services across all divisions. Before that, from 1982 to 1995, he served as CFO for various firms in New York City, including American Center, Brentwood Library, Liberty Logistics Group, North Shore Agency, and St. Vincent's Hospital Credit Union.
Nick Greenko holds an MBA with a specialization in Corporate Finance from Adelphi University, which he obtained in 1989. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, earned in 1979. His educational background has provided him with a strong foundation in finance and business management.
With a broad background in commercial interiors, AV integration, construction trades, financial services, healthcare, government, and the arts, Nick brings a unique perspective to his role as CFO. He is known for his high emotional intelligence (EQ) and exceptional leadership skills, which have enabled him to develop and lead highly effective teams. Nick's ability to navigate complex industries and successfully collaborate with cross-functional teams has been instrumental in his professional achievements.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Nick is actively engaged in various activities and philanthropic pursuits. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Pacific Symphony and contributes to organizations such as the Dallas Opera, Turtle Creek Chorale, and Black Tie Dinner. His personal interests include art, horticulture, design, and surfing.
CEO + President
Joe Lozowski is a seasoned business executive with a strong track record of transforming struggling companies into highly successful organizations. As the current President and CEO of Tangram Interiors, based in Los Angeles, California since 2002, he has played a pivotal role in rebuilding the company from a state of significant losses to achieving gross revenues exceeding $250 million, with record profitability. Tangram Interiors, a leading interior solutions provider in North America, thrives on a longstanding partnership with Steelcase, the world's largest furniture manufacturer. Joe Lozowski also served as the Chairman of the Steelcase Dealership Board of Directors, further showcasing his leadership abilities.
Prior to his role at Tangram Interiors, Joe held the position of President at University Business Interiors in Detroit, Michigan from 1996 to 2002. During his tenure, he successfully built a top-ranking Haworth Dealership from scratch, rapidly growing revenue from zero to an impressive $45 million within six years. Joe developed and executed the company's strategic plan, driving substantial growth and profitability. He cultivated strong relationships with key clients such as Compuware and Delphi Automotive and led a team of over 30 employees, fostering a positive and high-performance culture. Under his leadership, the company achieved a successful exit, generating significant returns for investors.
Joe Lozowski's professional journey began as an entry-level salesperson at Contract Interiors in Detroit, Michigan, where he steadily progressed to become the Vice President of Sales and General Manager. During his tenure from 1984 to 1996, he led a team of over 100 employees and played a vital role in developing and executing successful sales strategies that propelled the company's revenue from $60 million to $100 million. Joe built strong relationships with major clients, including Ford and General Motors, ensuring high levels of client retention and driving substantial growth. He also focused on operational efficiencies, successfully reducing costs and increasing profitability.
Joe Lozowski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1981. With his natural ability to motivate and encourage entrepreneurship, Joe has fostered a culture at Tangram Interiors that prioritizes customer satisfaction and employee growth. His extensive experience, strategic vision, and exceptional leadership skills have positioned him as a highly respected and accomplished executive in the interior solutions industry.
Chief Administrative Officer
Denyse Sharp is a highly experienced professional with a diverse background in the furniture industry, encompassing operations, accounting, design, customer service, and organizational management. As the Vice President of Creative + Admin at Tangram in Los Angeles, California since 2016, she plays a crucial role in managing and directing a 40-person design team and a 40-person client support services team. Denyse focuses on developing supervisory leaders for each team and collaborates with company leadership on departmental and company-wide strategic initiatives.
Prior to her current role, Denyse served as the Director of Customer Service at Tangram from 2005 to 2016. In this position, she managed the day-to-day workflow of a 35-person customer service team, ensuring efficient and effective operations. Denyse also took the initiative to create and implement new processes and process improvements to enhance customer service standards.
From 1997 to 2005, Denyse held the position of Inventory Manager at Tangram. Her responsibilities included managing all aspects of physical and book inventory, as well as supervising the accounts payable team. She collaborated closely with the customer service team to ensure seamless order processing and adherence to high-quality standards.
Denyse Sharp holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from the University of California, Irvine, which she earned in 1992. Her educational background provides her with a well-rounded perspective and enhances her ability to navigate complex industries.
With over 25 years of experience in the furniture industry, Denyse brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her leadership roles. Her deep understanding of operations, accounting, design, customer service, and organizational management allows her to effectively lead cross-functional teams and deliver exceptional results for clients. Denyse's focus on collaboration, innovation, and excellence has fostered a culture of success within the organization, contributing to its growth and ongoing achievements.
VP, Sales + Education
Amber Jones is a dynamic sales executive with a proven track record of driving revenue growth and leading successful sales teams. As the Vice President of Sales for Tangram in Dallas, Texas since 2021, she directs the sales team in strategizing, pursuing, and winning new business. Amber emphasizes the importance of building strong industry relationships and effectively utilizing the resources available in both Texas and California to create beautiful and functional spaces for customers.
Previously, from 2019 to 2021, Amber served as the Vice President of Sales for Tangram in Los Angeles, California. In this role, she co-directed the organization's sales team and played a key role in training, employee development, account strategy, and systems management. Under her leadership, the company experienced significant growth, increasing revenue from $180 million to $250 million.
Amber Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies and Humanities from California State University, Long Beach, which she obtained in 2005. Her educational background provides her with a well-rounded perspective that enhances her sales and leadership capabilities.
Amber Jones's leadership, expertise in sales strategies, and ability to foster collaboration and innovation have been instrumental in driving revenue growth and delivering exceptional results for Tangram. Her dedication to understanding customer needs and utilizing available resources sets her apart as a highly effective sales leader.
Eric Lockwood is an accomplished professional with nearly 30 years of experience in technology implementation within the built environment. His expertise spans across Europe, Asia, and North America, covering consulting, strategic planning, infrastructure design, and systems integration. As the Design Director for Tangram Technology, Eric's primary focus lies on the user, culture, and experience. He leads a team that curates innovative technology solutions, harmonizing them with architectural visions and interior designs.
Currently, Eric serves as the Director of Design at Tangram Technology since March 2015. In this role, he leverages his extensive knowledge and skills to drive the design process and ensure the delivery of cutting-edge technological solutions. Prior to joining Tangram, Eric held the position of Principal at PlanNet Consulting for nine years, where he further sharpened his expertise in technology implementation.
Eric has actively contributed to the industry through his involvement as a Board Member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) LA Chapter from 2005 to 2010. He also worked as a Senior Consultant at Vantage Technology Consulting Group and Arup, accumulating valuable experience in the field.
In terms of education, Eric holds certifications as a Certified Technology Specialist - Design (CTS-D) from Infocomm International and a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) from the United States Green Building Council. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Electroacoustics at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom.
Eric Lockwood's extensive experience, leadership in design, and commitment to innovative technology solutions have played a crucial role in shaping the built environment and enhancing user experiences throughout his career.
VP Construction Trades
Dave Teper is an experienced professional with a strong background in construction trades and project management. He currently serves as the Vice President of Construction Trades at Tangram Interiors, a position he has held since January 2007. In this role, Dave is responsible for overseeing various construction projects and managing a team of professionals. His skills include effective communication, construction management, project estimation, and construction estimating.
Prior to his role at Tangram Interiors, Dave served as the President of Davmar Inc. from January 1998 to January 2007. During his nine-year tenure, he successfully led the company and contributed to its growth and success in the Detroit, Michigan area.
With his extensive experience in construction trades, strong management skills, and dedication to delivering successful projects, Dave Teper has made significant contributions to the industry and organizations he has been a part of throughout his career.
President - Studio Other
Charlotte Wiederholt is a highly accomplished professional with extensive experience in the field of industrial design and creative leadership. Since 1998, she has been serving as the President and Creative Director of Studio Other, a renowned furniture solutions company based in Los Angeles, California.
Under Charlotte's leadership, Studio Other has flourished, offering custom furniture solutions designed in collaboration with clients and architects. She has successfully led a cross-functional team comprising salespeople, designers, industrial designers, and engineers to create innovative and tailored furniture solutions. Her strong leadership skills have allowed her to guide the team in delivering exceptional customer service and fostering long-term relationships with clients.
Charlotte's strategic vision and business acumen were instrumental in leading a successful rebranding effort for Studio Other. This initiative facilitated the company's expansion into national sales, resulting in increased revenue and market share. Through effective sales strategies, product innovation, and a commitment to outstanding customer service, Charlotte grew the organization's annual sales to over $20 million.
Throughout her career, Charlotte has developed strong relationships with several Fortune 500 and 1000 companies. She has consistently provided customized solutions that meet the unique needs and requirements of these clients. Her ability to understand and deliver on clients' expectations has solidified Studio Other's reputation as a trusted partner in the industry.
Charlotte Wiederholt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design from Arizona State University, which she earned in 1995. Her educational background, coupled with her extensive experience in the field, has provided her with a deep understanding of design principles and industry trends.
As the President and Creative Director of Studio Other, Charlotte has nurtured a culture of creativity, collaboration, and innovation. She has built a team of over 20 skilled makers and artists who share her passion for the craft. Through her leadership, Studio Other continues to deliver exceptional results, pushing the boundaries of design and exceeding client expectations. Charlotte's expertise in design and her strong leadership skills have been vital to the growth and success of Studio Other in the industry.
Vice President, Sales - Los Angeles
Mark Chaput is a highly experienced professional in the sales and business development field. He currently serves as the Vice President of Sales - Los Angeles at Tangram Interiors. In this role, Mark is responsible for overseeing the sales operations in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, working on-site to ensure the success of Tangram's projects and initiatives.
With a career spanning over 13 years, Mark has held various key positions in renowned organizations. Prior to joining Tangram Interiors, he worked at Steelcase, a prominent furniture manufacturer, as a Regional Sales Manager for Southern California. During his eight-year tenure, he demonstrated exceptional sales leadership and contributed to the company's growth and success in the region.
Mark's extensive sales and management experience includes positions at McMahan Business Interiors, AIS, Office Depot BSD, eoSports.com, Kohler Co., and Nike. Throughout his career, he has consistently excelled in driving sales, building strategic partnerships, and delivering exceptional customer service.
Mark's expertise and industry knowledge, combined with his dedication to customer satisfaction, make him a valuable asset to Tangram Interiors. His leadership skills and deep understanding of the market contribute to the company's success in meeting the unique needs of its clients in the Los Angeles area.
Director, Healthcare + Education
Mark Peters is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in education and healthcare national sales management. He currently holds the position of Director of Healthcare & Education at Tangram Interiors, a leading Steelcase dealership. In this role, Mark leads the sales and marketing teams for Texas, collaborating with clients and the architecture and design community to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions based on research and shared experiences.
Prior to joining Tangram Interiors, Mark served as the Manager of Education and Healthcare at Knoll, a renowned furniture manufacturer. During his two-year tenure, based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, he contributed to the company's success by leveraging his expertise in the education and healthcare sectors.
Before his time at Knoll, Mark held the position of District Manager for North TX, OK, and AR at McGraw-Hill Education. In this role, he demonstrated his strong leadership skills and sales acumen, overseeing a wide range of educational products and services for the assigned region.
Mark also gained valuable experience as an Executive Sales Manager of eProducts at Elsevier, a global information analytics company, and as a Learning Solutions Specialist at Cengage Learning. These roles provided him with comprehensive knowledge of the education industry and further strengthened his skills in sales and account management.
With a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Utah, Mark brings a solid academic foundation to his professional endeavors. His diverse background and extensive experience enable him to effectively address the unique challenges faced by Tangram's clients in the education and healthcare sectors.
Among the notable clients Mark has collaborated with are the University of Texas System, Tarrant County College, University of North Texas System, Texas A&M University System, Prosper ISD, Richardson ISD, Tyler ISD, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Children's Health, among many others. Through his strategic approach and commitment to understanding clients' specific needs, Mark ensures that Tangram Interiors delivers tailored solutions that meet and exceed expectations.
Kimberly Wiggs is a dedicated professional who currently serves as the Director of Education at Tangram Interiors, with a focus on the Southern California market. With over seven years of experience in the industry, Kimberly brings a unique perspective to her role, blending her background in education with her passion for creating inspiring and inviting learning environments.
Prior to her current position, Kimberly worked as a Sales Representative at Tangram Interiors, where she honed her skills in building client relationships and driving sales efforts. Her five-year tenure in this role, based in the Greater Los Angeles Area, allowed her to develop a deep understanding of the industry and the needs of clients in the region.
Before joining Tangram Interiors, Kimberly held the position of Account Coordinator at Alera Group Orange County, where she gained valuable experience in account management and coordination. She demonstrated her organizational skills and attention to detail during her time at The Centennial, a full-time role focused on client support.
Kimberly's passion for education and her commitment to fostering effective learning environments led her to pursue a career as a Bilingual Teacher at CEIP Aravaca in Madrid, Spain. Her experience in this role allowed her to develop strong instructional and classroom management skills.
Additionally, Kimberly has worked as a private tutor, providing one-on-one academic support to students. She also served as a Brain Trainer at LearningRx, where she contributed to cognitive training programs aimed at improving learning and cognitive skills.
Kimberly's diverse background, which includes roles in education, sales, and client coordination, makes her a well-rounded professional in her current position as the Director of Education. Her passion for creating active learning classrooms and spaces, coupled with her expertise in the industry, allows her to deliver exceptional results and contribute to the success of Tangram Interiors in Southern California.
Vice President, Sales - Central Valley
Alyssa Armesto is a seasoned professional with nearly a decade of experience in various leadership roles. She currently holds the position of Vice President - Central Valley at Tangram Interiors, a leading interior solutions provider. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing operations and driving business growth in the Central Valley region of California.
Before assuming her current role, Alyssa served as the General Manager - Central Valley at Tangram Interiors, where she successfully led the team and achieved significant milestones during her tenure. Prior to that, she held the position of General Manager in Fresno, further demonstrating her expertise in managing regional operations and delivering exceptional results.
Alyssa's journey in the industry began as a Sales Executive/Workplace Consultant, where she developed her skills in sales and consulting, particularly in the field of workplace solutions. She showcased her talent and commitment during her five-year tenure in this role based in Newport Beach.
Prior to joining Tangram Interiors, Alyssa gained valuable experience as a Sales Executive at Shred-it, a document destruction and information security company. Her role involved managing client relationships and driving sales efforts.
Alyssa's professional journey started with her role as a Staff Auditor at Kushner, Smith, Joanou & Gregson, LLP, an accounting firm based in Irvine, California. She also gained practical experience as an Accounting Intern at Kirk W. Moerman, CPA.
With her diverse background and experience, Alyssa brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her current position at Tangram Interiors. Her strong leadership skills, combined with her dedication to delivering exceptional customer service and driving business growth, contribute to the continued success of Tangram Interiors in the Central Valley region.
Vice President, Sales - Orange County + Healthcare
Kellie Reed is an experienced professional with a passion for customer service and business development. With a strong background in customer relations, sales, and project management, she is dedicated to delivering exceptional results.
Over the course of her career, Kellie has held various customer-facing roles, ranging from sales representative to project manager. Through these positions, she has gained valuable experience in understanding customer needs, developing effective customer relations strategies, and driving business growth.
Kellie holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Her educational background, combined with her motivation and dedication, fuels her desire to continually excel in her work and exceed expectations.
A team player by nature, Kellie thrives in collaborative environments where she can work alongside others to achieve shared goals. She is passionate about working with people and takes pleasure in helping them achieve their objectives. In her leisure time, Kellie enjoys hiking, reading, and spending quality time with her family.
Currently, Kellie serves as the Vice President of Sales for Tangram Interiors in Orange County, California, specializing in the healthcare sector. She has been with Tangram Interiors for over 12 years and has played a key role in the company's growth and success. In her previous role as Director of Sales, she demonstrated her expertise and leadership in driving sales initiatives and managing the Orange County region.
Kellie's extensive experience, combined with her educational background and passion for customer service, makes her a valuable asset to Tangram Interiors. Her strategic approach and dedication to exceeding customer expectations contribute to the company's ongoing success in delivering innovative solutions to its clients.
Director, Human Resources
Paul Bawol is a highly experienced professional with a diverse background in human resources and auto insurance claims. With over 10 years of experience as the Director of Human Resources for the largest Steelcase office furniture dealership in the Western U.S., located in Los Angeles, Paul has successfully managed all human resource responsibilities for the organization. His expertise includes training, recruiting, corporate insurance, and employee benefits, making him a valuable asset in developing and implementing effective HR strategies.
In addition to his HR background, Paul has 14 years of experience in auto insurance claims. He has a strong track record in handling and managing various types of claims, including property damage, injury, and liability loss exposures. Throughout his career, Paul has excelled in recruiting, hiring, training, and managing auto claim staffs in Southeast and Southwest Michigan, demonstrating his leadership and expertise in the insurance industry.
Paul holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Business from Michigan State University, where he gained a solid foundation for his professional endeavors. Since May 2003, he has been serving as the Director of Human Resources at Tangram Interiors, where he continues to contribute his extensive knowledge and experience to the organization's success.
With his combined expertise in human resources and auto insurance claims, Paul brings a unique perspective and skill set to his role. He is known for his dedication, professionalism, and ability to deliver results in both the HR and insurance fields.
Mitchel Zelinger is an accomplished professional with a rich background in business development and commercial interiors. He currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Business Development at Tangram Interiors, a leading full-service office furnishings and commercial interiors company with five world-class showrooms and sales offices. In his role, Mitchel brings a unique blend of "old school" sales discipline and innovative approaches to foster growth and success. He emphasizes the importance of building strong relationships, going the extra mile, and creating personalized experiences for clients and colleagues alike. Mitchel's leadership serves as a source of inspiration for new recruits and a motivation for the entire team.
With a career spanning over 18 years at Tangram Interiors, Mitchel has played a pivotal role in the company's growth and success. Prior to his current position, he served as the Director of Business Development, leading Tangram's business development platforms and contributing to consistent growth over the past decade. His down-to-earth and personal approach to business development has resonated with clients and colleagues, creating lasting connections and driving results.
Mitchel's journey in the interior products industry began in 1985 when he co-founded On-Site Fabricare Service, Inc. alongside his father, Hugo. The company specialized in the refurbishment of commercial office furnishings, and under Mitchel's leadership, it experienced significant growth. In 1998, On-Site was sold to Tangram, which now operates as Tangram OnSite, the company's furniture refurbishing division.
Before his tenure at Tangram, Mitchel worked as the President of On-Site Fabricare Service, Inc., overseeing the company's operations and expansion. He successfully grew the business from its humble beginnings in a barbershop to a thriving enterprise with 70 employees and a substantial industrial space.
Mitchel also has experience with Interface, the world leader in modular carpet tiles, where he served as part of the business development team. During his time with Interface, Mitchel made significant contributions to the company's growth, helping triple its business from $1 million to $9 million within three years.
Throughout his career, Mitchel Zelinger has demonstrated exceptional leadership, business acumen, and a passion for building relationships. His commitment to delivering personalized experiences, combined with his extensive industry knowledge, has made him a respected figure in the commercial interiors and business development arena.
Luis Carmona is a highly experienced professional with a strong background in operations and project management. Currently serving as the Vice President of Operations at Tangram Interiors since March 2023, Luis is responsible for overseeing and optimizing the company's operational processes to drive efficiency and productivity. With his strategic approach and leadership skills, he plays a vital role in ensuring smooth operations and delivering exceptional results for Tangram's clients.
Prior to his current role, Luis served as the Director of Project Management at Tangram Interiors for an impressive tenure of 9 years and 7 months, from August 2013 to February 2023. In this position, he demonstrated his expertise in project management by effectively coordinating and executing complex projects, ensuring timely delivery and client satisfaction. His strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously were instrumental in the success of Tangram's projects during his tenure.
Before joining Tangram Interiors, Luis held the position of Operations Manager at Office Depot BSD for a remarkable period of 22 years, from 1986 to 2008. In this role, he gained extensive experience in overseeing operational activities, managing teams, and optimizing processes. His dedication to operational excellence and continuous improvement contributed to the overall success of the organization.
Luis Carmona's comprehensive experience in operations and project management, combined with his strong leadership skills, make him a valuable asset to any organization. His ability to drive operational efficiency, deliver successful projects, and foster collaboration within teams is a testament to his exceptional capabilities. With a proven track record in the industry, Luis is well-equipped to lead and contribute to the growth and success of Tangram Interiors.
Kathy McIntosh is a highly experienced professional who has been instrumental in the operations and management of Tangram Interiors for over two decades. Currently serving as the Director of Operations, Kathy has played a pivotal role in the company's success and growth.
Kathy's tenure at Tangram Interiors began in December 1998, and she has continued to excel in her position for over 24 years. In her role as Director of Operations, she oversees various aspects of the company's operations, ensuring efficiency, quality, and customer satisfaction.
Before joining Tangram Interiors, Kathy served as an Operations Manager at Red Thread Spaces LLC, formerly known as BKM Total Office. During her tenure of 10 years and 4 months, she honed her skills in operations management and gained valuable experience in the office furnishings industry.
With her extensive experience and expertise, Kathy has been a driving force in streamlining processes, optimizing resources, and ensuring the smooth functioning of Tangram Interiors' operations. Her dedication and leadership have contributed significantly to the company's continued success and reputation as a premier provider of office furnishings and commercial interiors.
Throughout her career, Kathy McIntosh has demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence, operational efficiency, and delivering exceptional results. Her wealth of experience and deep understanding of the industry make her an invaluable asset to Tangram Interiors.
Director, Information Services
Gilbert Morales is an experienced professional with over 11 years of expertise in information systems management. Currently serving as the Manager of Information Systems at Tangram Interiors since July 2012, Gilbert plays a crucial role in overseeing the company's IT infrastructure and ensuring smooth and efficient operations.
In his position, Gilbert is responsible for managing the organization's information systems, including hardware, software, and network resources. He leads a team of IT professionals and oversees the implementation, maintenance, and security of the company's IT systems. His strong technical skills and knowledge of industry best practices enable him to optimize the IT infrastructure to support the company's overall objectives.
Prior to his role as Manager of Information Systems, Gilbert also served as a valuable member of the IT team at Tangram Interiors in the capacity of I.T. Help Desk. In this position, he provided technical support to employees, troubleshooting hardware and software issues and ensuring that the IT needs of the organization were met efficiently.
With his extensive experience in information systems management and IT support, Gilbert Morales contributes to the success of Tangram Interiors by ensuring that the company's technology infrastructure operates effectively and securely. His dedication to providing reliable IT services and his ability to adapt to evolving technology trends make him an invaluable asset to the organization. Gilbert's commitment to staying abreast of the latest developments in information systems management further enhances his ability to drive technological innovation within the company.
Cristina Lau is a seasoned financial professional with over three decades of experience in accounting and finance. She currently serves as the Controller at Tangram Interiors, a position she has held since September 2014. In this role, she is responsible for a wide range of financial operations, including month-end and year-end close, journal entries, accruals, adjustments, account analysis and reconciliation. She also manages financial report consolidation, reviews combined financial statements, and oversees the accounts receivable (AR) department. Her responsibilities extend to credit and collection, managing past due invoices and write-offs, cash application, invoicing, and ensuring compliance with revenue recognition policies.
Prior to her tenure at Tangram Interiors, Cristina held the position of Assistant Controller at EPIC Hearing Healthcare from January to September 2014. From November 2011 to December 2013, she was the Senior Accounting Manager at Pivot Interiors Inc., where she was instrumental in managing aspects of acquisition, including negotiation, due diligence, and integration.
Chief Marketing Officer
Paul Smith is a seasoned business leader and program manager with over 12 years of experience in strategic marketing and operations. Currently serving as the Chief Marketing Officer at Tangram since 2016, Paul has been instrumental in developing the company's industry-leading marketing department. He plays a key role in facilitating organizational strategy, change management, and process adoption to drive business growth and success.
Prior to joining Tangram, Paul held the position of Chief Operating Officer at SUPATX in San Clemente, California from 2015 to 2016. In this role, he led an industry-leading e-commerce organization, overseeing various aspects such as negotiating contracts with major distribution and sales organizations, directing manufacturing, design, logistics, and marketing efforts.
Paul's expertise in marketing and brand development was honed during his time as the Director of Marketing at Tangram from 2014 to 2015. He was responsible for developing the organizational brand, website, and all go-to-market materials, effectively positioning Tangram in the market and enhancing its brand identity.
Education-wise, Paul holds an MBA in Marketing from George Fox University, obtained in 2012. He also earned a Bachelor's degree in Business and History from the University of Oregon in 2009.
Throughout his career, Paul has demonstrated a consistent ability to develop and execute effective business strategies, integrate technology solutions, and build high-performing teams. His focus on delivering exceptional customer experiences and fostering a positive work environment has been key to achieving outstanding outcomes for his organizations. In a previous role as the Director of Strategy + Marketing at Bruce Carey Restaurants in Portland, Oregon from 2012 to 2014, Paul played a pivotal role in facilitating the development of new restaurants, rebranding existing ones, and garnering nationwide recognition for two chefs.
Paul Smith's vast experience, leadership skills, and dedication to driving business growth make him a valuable asset to any organization he serves.