BOCA RATON, Fla. (May 16, 2016) – To drive and manage the rapid growth and enhance customer experience at its contemporary modern furniture and design showroom, Sklar Furnishings has named retail furniture industry veteran Scott R. Schubert as Chief Operations Officer. Effective May 11th, the announcement was made by Rick Howard, President of South Florida-based Sklar Furnishings, the only independent contemporary furniture showroom and design center of its kind in the region that is now entering its 15th year in business.
In the newly created position, Schubert will join Sklar’s executive leadership team and be responsible for the 22,000-square-foot showroom. Complete with a full team of credentialed home and office designers and space planners, Sklar Furnishings provides high levels of residential and commercial design and service with customization at the foundation of its philosophy. As an industry leader committed to “Your Space, Your Lifestyle, Your Choice,®” Sklar works with selected high-end furniture, accessory and lighting suppliers from North America, Italy, Scandinavia and the Far East to offer customers maximum freedom in expressing their personal style by specifying the exact color, fabric, wood finish, shape and size of their furnishings. Sklar’s extensive design resources also make it the go-to destination for the interior design trade.
According to Howard — a past president of the Home Furnishings Association Schubert brings to Sklar more than 19 years of accomplished retail sales and management experience in the home furnishings and design industries. Throughout his career Schubert has honed a successful track record in driving independent showroom and regional sales growth, training and coaching in sales and products and managing regional brand expansion. As COO, he reports directly to Sklar president Rick Howard.
“With our business in constant expansion, we have been seeking someone with Scott’s wisdom, expertise, and working industry knowledge, as we move our ambitious vision to reality,” noted Howard. “We are pleased to have Scott onboard knowing that his demonstrated retail experience, skill sets and contagious passion for success will greatly support our continued growth, innovation and excellence that best benefit our customers, our team members and our suppliers.”
Prior to joining Sklar Furnishings, Schubert has held sales and management tenures at a diverse mix of chain and independent furniture and home furnishings retailers.
Schubert earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in business, sociology and music from State University of New York at Stony Brook. Relocating to Boca Raton from Orlando, he is married and has a two-year-old son.
Sklar Furnishings is open seven days a week: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays 12 Noon to 6 p.m., and evenings by appointment. The center is located at 6300 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33487. For more information on its furniture and accessory lines, visit sklarfurnishings.com or call (561) 862-0800.