Chicago, IL 60664, US
$10+B TAM disrupted by new SaaS system, PaletteApp! Top design firms and manufacturers agree that PA is an unmatched SaaS tool that revolutionizes the way the industry finds, selects and completes their projects. PA is a digital catalog and seamless app with over 80,000 products, 5000 design firms (and growing), ready to accelerate to the next level.
Products / Services
PaletteApp offers its streamlined, easy-to-use app to designers, architects, students, and other users at no charge via PaletteApp.com . Manufacturers post their product catalogs to the app and pay $0.50 to PaletteApp for each sample ordered. This commission to PaletteApp is a huge cost savings compared to the $1.67-$4.20 manufacturers spend to process a phone order. PaletteApp is expanding its offerings to include: A mobile enabled version of PaletteApp to work on all mobile devices, a full-service ‘Project Binder’ tool for designers and architects, and a version of PaletteApp for Student.
Chief Executive Officer
Jerry T Freeman, IIDA
Mr. Freeman is responsible for overseeing all firm operations and managing strategic relationships. Mr. Freeman has over 25 years of experience in design and manufacturing, both as a corporate executive and a successful entrepreneur. He has been a part of design teams that have won over two dozen American Institute of Architects (AIA) and International Interior Design Association (IIDA) design and construction awards.
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Ms. Davis is responsible for all aspects of marketing, including product development and brand management. Ms. Davis has over 20 years of design and product management experience. most recently having served as Director of Product Management and Development at TCG. Prior to TCG, Ms. Davis held roles in design and project management at Lees Carpets, Branca, Inc., McClier/AECOM, Artista Records Nashville and William Morris Agency.
Business Leader & CEO Advisor –
Glenn is an executive and strategist who identifies business models and develops teams that achieve accelerated growth through new business and product development. He has led divisions and core business units of Thomson Reuters and others in the business/consumer services, information services, and technology sectors.
A design publishing veteran of 27 years, John has total responsibility for business operations for Contract Magazine. John began with Interiors Magazine, becoming publisher in 1994. After a series of mergers, John joined Contract as publisher in 2001. In 2005, John began discussions that led to the launch of Contract China in 2006.
Director of Interiors – Senior Vice President – VOA –
Jeannette joined VOA in 2003 and has served many roles during her tenure. Her experience with the firm has taken her from design work on various types and sizes of projects to business development in the US and in the Middle East. As Director of Interiors, Jeannette is responsible for the overall leadership of the Corporate Interiors team in Chicago. Jeannette is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP
Executive Vice President/CEO for IIDA Headquarters – IIDA is a professional networking and educational Association of 13,000 Members in 10 specialty practice forums and 33 Chapters around the world. As EVP & CEO for IIDA, Cheryl has extensive background in product and program marketing development and implementation, and has created sales and marketing programs for Reff, Inc. and the Federal Sales division of Knoll. She headed Meeting Planning for the Washington Design Center/Washington, D.C. (a division of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.). In 2001, in recognition of Cheryl’s accomplishments within the Association and her contributions to the industry at large, the IIDA Board of Directors conferred Honorary Member status to her.
Senior Associate, Perkins Eastman – Jennifer is a Senior Associate at Perkins Eastman, where she serves as an Interior Designer for Hospitality based Senior Living Communities. Prior to this, Jennifer worked as an interior designer for Soraya Planning & Design, working with Boutique Corporate firms. She holds a BA in Interior Design from Columbia College in Chicago.
Writer, Design Historian, Materials Specialist – Writer, blogger and guru of the materials world. Grace is a key voice in the materials world for architects and designers.
William Bouchey, IIDA
Director of Design, MMoser Associates – Bill has been in the design community as a leader for over 20 years. He currently is Director of Design for MMoser Associates, one of New York’s top design firms.
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General Manager Teknion Studio Group – Charlie has over 20 years in the furniture industry. As the former president of HBF, he gained insight into the A&D community, which makes him invaluable at Teknion.
VP of Architecture, Design and Workplace Strategies for Teknion. – In her role she is working with the A&D reps across the country, meeting with my design peers, focusing on client experience and working with thought leaders to conduct research, and developing tools and resources for workplace strategies. And doing one of her favorite things, talking about the power of design and its positive impact on both a business and personal level.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Mike Clune began his career in the construction business at an early age in Europe and the Middle East. In 1978 he moved to Chicago, Illinois. Shortly after his arrival, he secured an entry-level job at the company would ultimately be the foundation for building his own firm. Over the years, Mike’s personal work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit guided him in transforming that company into Clune Construction where he is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
In 1996, this same work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit earned Mike his induction into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Sponsored by the University of Chicago, the award is given to innovative business leaders in the Chicago area who have spearheaded private companies, overcome challenges, and exhibited high levels of excellence while demonstrating consistent sales growth, employment generation, innovation and profitability.
Areas of expertise include: business formation, investment banking, private equity, venture capital, angel investing, marketing, advertising, operations management, financial management, business planning, financial modeling, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, licensing agreements