Pictured from left to right: Doug, Andy, Nancy, Jennifer, Mike, Monica
After graduating from the University or Richmond, Doug began his career as a sales rep for Ivystone Group developing several territories in the Mid-Atlantic region and learning the ropes of the…
Gift and Home industry. He became President of Ivystone Group in 1997. Under his leadership, vision and innovative strategies, Ivystone Group rapidly grew while still maintaining a close knit family company culture. For Doug, success means building a company with the right people and watching your people succeed. Doug is former President of the Gift and Home Trade Association and current member of Vistage International-the world’s leading chief executive organization. Doug’s vision and strong leadership skills keep him focused on the continued success and growth of Ivystone Group LLC today and into the future.
Mike started in the Gift and Home industry in 1993 when he founded his own Midwest sales agency, Sales Partners. Ivystone Group and Sales Partners merged in 2007 and Mike continues to focus…
on strategic sales and growth opportunities for Ivystone Group LLC. With over 20 years of experience as a field and key account rep, regional manager and long term strategic business partner, Mike’s skills bring a fresh perspective to Ivystone Group. Mike also has a solid understanding, respect and appreciation for the variety of people he works with in the Gift and Home industry. Mike defines success as being part of an exciting entrepreneurial company and having the opportunity to develop successful and dynamic sales teams. Mike is an active member of the Gift and Home Trade Association and Vistage International.
VP of Operations
Jennifer has been in the Gift and Home industry for over 25 years. Her first career in public relations prepared her for the details, energy and excitement of the Gift and Home industry when she…
decided to join drummers inc., a successful sales agency in the Northeast. Her dedication and drive at drummers provided her with the extensive management skills to run operations and expertly manage business processes, inclusive of human resources, payroll, technology and the administrative team for Ivystone Group LLC today. She decisively works to find solutions and is rewarded by helping people overcome challenges. Jennifer’s enthusiasm for the Gift and Home industry is evident whether behind the scenes or on the floor during trade shows.
VP Vendor Relations
Monica began her sales career as a sales rep in the fashion business, owning her own sales agency, New Era Sales for 12 years. Monica transitioned to the Gift and Home business and worked for the…
Kennedy Group, one of the most successful rep agencies in the country, which today is now part of Ivystone Group LLC. Her strengths are in listening to vendor’s needs and vision, then collaborating and creating successful partnerships benefitting the vendors, customers and sales reps. Her high energy level and excitement for the gift, home and fashion business is contagious and comes from the variety of people and products she works with. Monica has a strong understanding of the elements that make up the relationship between the vendor, rep and customer and is highly regarded for her expertise and integrity in the industry. Monica is active in Gift and Home Trade Association and a board member for ART-Accessories Resource Team.
VP of Marketing & Visual Merchandising
Nancy began her career as a sales rep shortly after graduating from college with degrees in both interior design and marketing. This led into owning her own sales agency, Nancy Lee Ltd, which is now part of…
Ivystone Group LLC today. Nancy’s passion and enthusiasm for the Gift and Home industry combined with her creative flair, innovative ideas and keen eye is a winning combination in her marketing and visual role for Ivystone Group. After 30 years in the Gift and Home industry, Nancy continues to be inspired by the team of people that she works with and the environment that surrounds her. Her love and knowledge for the industry shines through in her vibrant personality. Nancy is an active member of Gift and Home Trade Association and Art-Accessories Resource Team.
VP of Sales – Independent Accounts
Andy has been a leader in the Gift and Home industry for 25 years; beginning in field sales, running his own sales agency in the Northeast – Blue Birch/BrassSmith House, and now part of…
Ivystone Group LLC. Andy’s strong skills in Sales Development, Management, Brand Development and Strategic Planning define him as a key professional for our company, providing vision and direction for the future. He applies his organizational strengths, industry experience and broad background across all areas of the company to support major initiatives and lead new business development. Additionally, Andy earned his MBA in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College and was a Founder and former President of the Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA) and New England Gift Association. Andy is a retired senior military officer, having served 30 years combined service in the United States Navy and Navy Reserve.