NGN Lunch With Leaders

Las Vegas Market | January 29, 2018 | 11:30am - 1:00pm

Join industry influencers, Larry Zigerelli, President & CEO, FFO Home, or Mike Cohen, President, Walker Furniture for lunch and receive quality one-on-one face time and invaluable advice.  Sign up today! Retailers only.

Larry Zigerelli

President & CEO, FFO Home

*Retailers only. Space is limited to the first 8 registrants, per mentor.

Bio 

Larry Zigerelli is president and CEO of FFO Home, a top 100 retailer. He’s been in management executive positions the past 38 years at large consumer product and retail companies such as Procter and Gamble and CVS Caremark, as well as with private equity companies. With Larry’s background in finance and marketing, he’s brought strategic and creative leadership to companies in need of turning around slumping profits, helping position them for growth. Larry’s strengths are in general management and strategic leadership, developing people, constantly monitoring and measuring results, and being flexible and responsive to make necessary changes to drive short- and long-term growth. His passion lies with the consumer. Helping improve their lives is why Larry gets out of bed every morning. He’s a graduate of Yale University and all-Ivy League Basketball player. “If I wasn’t in retail,” he says, “I’d be a basketball coach or a psychologist. I find it so rewarding helping to guide people, to see them grow and flourish!”


Listen to Larry's Podcast Episode from HFA Retailer Roundtable!

Michael Cohen

President, Walker Furniture

*Retailers only. Space is limited to the first 8 registrants, per mentor.

Bio

Michael Cohen is president of top 100 retailer Walker Furniture. He has a great understanding of the retail and manufacturing side of the home furnishings industry. His career started more than 30 years ago as a buyer for Fortunoff. He later moved to the West Coast and was general merchandise manager for retail chain Eastman-West Furniture. Michael has held key positions with several major manufacturers and attributes his stints on the manufacturing side of the industry to helping him understand supply-chain management. “Being diversified on both sides of the business has lead me to understand retail and the industry so much more,” says Cohen. His passion for the industry comes from retail and manufacturing mentors he has learned from over the years. Michael advises the next generation to learn from the leaders of their company and those they meet. He believes the next generation of retailers should learn to walk with their eyes and listen twice as much as they speak. Most importantly, to raise their own bar to seek future goals!


Listen to Michael's Podcast Episode from HFA Retailer Roundtable!

REGISTER BY JANUARY 8, 2018!

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Ask an industry leader your questions

Big-name industry leaders are opening their busy schedules for lunch mentoring sessions with next-generation home furnishings professionals. 

Quality face time

This is an opportunity to get quality face time with top industry executives who can offer invaluable advice, give feedback on your ideas, and become mentors in your career. 

Networking

Build partnerships faster than your predecessors did!

"Jake Jabs is such a great mentor! He was so open to sharing about his trials and tribulations and then opening up about his business philosophies and how to get things done! I feel like he was speaking gold and handing me keys to the kingdom to make it work in my territory!"


-Bijan Lalji, Lalji Home, Vancouver, Canada
Leadership Immersion Participant, AFW, 2017

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