Our team comprises experienced and passionate individuals with a long history of success in marketing, technology, and eCommerce.
Meet Our Management Team
Chief Executive Officer
Marc joined Renovation Brands as CEO in 2017. He has served as CEO, President and COO for direct to consumer private equity owned companies for the past 12 years. He brings 30 years of executive leadership experience in consumer businesses and a proven track record of driving profitable sales growth and value creation. Prior to joining Renovation Brands, he was President of Orchard Brands and helped successfully sell the multi-brand direct to consumer business in 2015. Prior to that, he was the Founder and President of firedog, a technology services installation company owned by Circuit City where the business grew from zero to more than $300M in less than 4 years. Marc spent the first 13 years of his career in a variety of functions and leadership roles in 3 different GE businesses.
Marc holds a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from Syracuse University and is also a graduate of GE’s Financial Management Program.
Marc and his wife Kathy reside in Boston, MA and are enjoying exploring the freedoms of empty nesting now that their youngest of three has entered college. Outdoor enthusiasts, they enjoy spending time with their two lab retrievers as well as hiking, skiing and traveling (pre-COVID!).
VP of Finance
Peter Elkes joined Renovation Brands as the VP of Finance in February 2020. Prior to this, Pete served as the Chief Financial Officer for Occasion Brands, a multi-brand, multi-channel retailer of special occasion dresses for young adults. Previously, Pete spent eight years at Milestone Partners, a lower middle market private equity fund based outside of Philadelphia where he primarily focused on transactions in the technology-enabled services and products vertical. Pete began his career as an M&A investment banker with Stifel Nicolaus Wiesel.
Pete earned a B.S., cum laude, from the University of Richmond, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Pete resides in Princeton, New Jersey with his wife and two young sons, who have kindly doubled as his office managers during the work from home COVID period. Pete and his family enjoy spending time in the summer at the beach in Montauk, New York.
American Tin Ceiling, Reggio Registers, and Baseboarders Brand Leader
Sherry is a creative strategic decision maker with over 25 years of experience inspiring executive leadership to target new opportunities, advance solutions and maximize profitability. She has also proven to be able to quickly assimilate to culture, analyze key business drivers and develop strategies to propel bottom-line growth.
Prior to joining Renovation Brands, she was VP of Sales at Carlisle Wide Plank Floors for 5 years where she consistently delivered double digit increases to bottom line profitability. Before that, she was the Executive VP of Sales at Northern Reflections Ltd. where she defined strategy and business plans.
Sherry holds a B.A. in Accounting from Conestoga College.
Sherry resides wherever the next adventure takes her. The search for the best fish taco and the perfect climate continues.
RTA Cabinet Store Brand Leader
Michael joined Renovation Brands in November 2017 and has been serving as General Manager for RTA Cabinet Store since March of 2019. Prior to becoming General Manager, Michael held roles spanning logistics, supply-chain, marketing, and sales in his more than 10+ years with the company. His extensive experience within the online kitchen & bath industry as well as constant perspective on technology, products, and e-commerce strategy; has allowed the business to hold a spot on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies for 7 consecutive years.
Prior to joining Renovation Brands, Michael served as strategic leader for the Rox Group & InStockKitchens.com
Michael attended Philadelphia University's Kanbar College of Design Engineering & Commerce. He also completed an internship with Ideations, Inc. a multi-disciplinary design/build firm in Denver, CO.
Michael lives in Media, Pennsylvania with his fiancé Henrietta. He passionately enjoys his hobbies which include travel, fine art, horology, skiing, golfing, mountain biking, & studying both modern/classic cars.
Décor Planet Brand Co-Leader
Robert is a lifelong technologist and natural entrepreneur. Robert began his technology career at age 18, as a network engineer for Pernod Ricard US and Tutor.com, and earned MCSE, CNA and other technology certifications.
While working full-time and completing a Business Administration and Economics degree from South Ural University (Russia), Robert began exploring the home products industry and planning his startup venture, which became RGM Distribution in 2006 and later DecorPlanet.com.
Under Robert’s leadership, the company has grown profitably to over $50M revenues annualized, with successful retail, e-retail, and wholesale business lines, and has been named INC 5000 fastest growing companies three years in a row.
Décor Planet Brand Co-Leader
Steven is tasked with aligning technical development, infrastructure and digital marketing initiatives with the overall corporate strategy.
His responsibilities include management of all aspects of Information Technology including web and application development, computer and network infrastructure, and full architecture and life cycle of in-house built applications and enterprise auxiliary systems used throughout the company.
Steven also oversees all aspects of ecommerce and digital marketing initiatives, and provides leadership and execution to drive overall corporate performance.
Prior to working at DecorPlanet.com, Steven held similar roles at Cityfeet.com and Loopnet.com, leading online commercial real estate marketplaces.
KDP Brand Leader
Todd joined Renovation Brands as the co-founder of Kitchen Design Pros alongside Keith Hug, in April 2020. Prior to this, Todd served as the Chief Financial Officer & Chief Marketing Officer for CliqStudios, a direct-to-consumer e-commerce kitchen design firm located in Minneapolis, MN. Previously, Todd served in escalating financial leadership roles for Agiliti Health (previously Universal Hospital Services), Best Buy & Proctor & Gamble.
Todd holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University, and a M.B.A. from the Tippie School of Business at the University of Iowa.
Todd & his family resides in Chanhassen, Minnesota and you’ll find them on the field, in the rink or the dance studio nearly daily. When not “ubering” kids to various activities or coaching, you’ll find Todd ripping up single-track trails on his mountain bike or at his local Crossfit gym.
VP of Human Resources
Keith joined Renovation Brands as the co-founder of Renovation Design Pros, LLC, alongside Todd Nickell, in April 2020. At various times he served in multiple roles as the SVP Human Resources, Sales, Technology, and Operations at CliqStudios from January 2017 to March 2020. He has spent the past 17 years in senior leadership roles within the eCommerce, Medical Device and Financial Services industries at CliqStudios, Medtronic, AGA Medical, AMETEK, and Deluxe.
Keith holds a B.S. in Sociology from Northern Michigan University, and a M.S. in Industrial Relations from the Quinlan School of Business at the Loyola University of Chicago.
Keith resides in St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife and five children, who range in age from elementary school to recent college graduate. He has spent the past decade on multiple non-profit boards in the arts and social services, currently serving on the board of People Serving People, the largest and most comprehensive emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness in Minnesota.
VP of Marketing
Amy joined Renovation Brands in 2020 as the Vice President of Marketing. For more than 22 years, Amy has been leading digital teams and creating opportunities to target and deliver customers through engagement. Using an omni-digital approach, Amy and her teams have perfected finding and joining customer conversations where they’re taking place, introducing a brand, and nurturing that customer through the funnel to become a loyal customer. Amy was most recently the Director of Digital Marketing for Mohawk Industries, Dal-Tile division where she led re-platforming activities of their multi-brand .com websites and created a social and influencer program that engages over 600,000 people daily. Prior to Dal-tile, Amy led the strategy for AT&T’s B2B Digital Content group in 2017 where organic content consumption grew over 28% and AT&T’s B2B Paid Search Program in 2016 where the team introduced an innovative YouTube strategy that led to a reduction in advertising costs. In 2012, Amy managed the Customer Experience team for and helped place emphasis and KPIs around digital customer experience.
Amy holds a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems from Shippensburg University, her MBA, her PMP Certification, and her Scrum Master certification.
Amy and her husband Matt reside in Dallas, Texas with their two teenagers. The family enjoys biking, long walks with their pair of Weimaraners, and cheering for their son’s VEX robotics team that currently holds the Texas and World champion titles.