Mr. Rusnak, who Joins From Berkshire Hathaway’s Nebraska Furniture Mart, Brings Extensive Brand, Merchandising and Product Experience to Goedeker’s Leadership Team
New Senior Hire Reflects Company’s Commitment to Adding Top Talent to Accelerate Growth
ST. CHARLES, Mo., November 29, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–1847 Goedeker Inc. (NYSE American: GOED) (“Goedeker” or the “Company”), one of the largest specialty ecommerce players in the U.S. household appliances market, today announced that it has appointed Jody Rusnak as Chief Merchandising and Brand Innovation Officer. Mr. Rusnak will oversee the Company’s efforts related to customer acquisition, marketing, merchandising strategy and related areas. His start date is November 29, 2021.
Mr. Rusnak was most recently a senior leader and the director of Appliances and Electronics at Nebraska Furniture Mart, Inc., which is one of the largest home furnishing stores in North America and a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. He was responsible for the P&Ls of both product categories. The company sells furniture, flooring, appliances and electronics through its stores and ecommerce properties.
Albert Fouerti, Chief Executive Officer and Director, commented:
“As we continue implementing our ecommerce-focused strategy, establishing precise marketing and merchandising strategies will be critical. Fortunately, Jody has the deep product expertise and merchandising background we need to take our customer acquisition and marketing efforts to the next level. He is bringing a winning pedigree from his long and successful career at Nebraska Furniture Mart, where he oversaw the P&Ls for appliances and electronics. I look forward to working with him to advance our re-brand during the first half of 2022 and set a long-term foundation for driving lifetime customer loyalty.”
Jody Rusnak Biography
Mr. Rusnak is an accomplished senior executive with more than three decades of B2C and B2B experience, as well as significant experience growing product assortment and driving growth across categories. Throughout his career, Mr. Rusnak has held several leadership roles within best-in-class retailer Nebraska Furniture Mart, Inc., where he was responsible for the P&L of the Appliances & Electronics categories. His leadership abilities include driving innovative approaches to merchandise, customer engagement and category expansion. In addition, Mr. Rusnak excels in vendor management, builder channel development and optimization, building and developing teams, and mentorship. He holds two bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Business Management.
Goedeker is an industry leading ecommerce destination for appliances, furniture and home goods. Through its June 2021 acquisition of Appliances Connection, Goedeker created one of the largest pure-play online retailers of household appliances in the United States. With warehouse fulfillment centers in the Northeast and Midwest, as well as showrooms in Brooklyn, New York, St. Louis, Missouri and Largo, Florida, Goedeker offers one-stop shopping for national and global brands. We carry many household name-brands, including Bosch, Cafe, Frigidaire Pro, Whirlpool, LG, and Samsung, and also carry many major luxury appliance brands such as Miele, Thermador, La Cornue, Dacor, Ilve, Jenn-Air and Viking among others. We also sell furniture, fitness equipment, plumbing fixtures, televisions, outdoor appliances, and patio furniture, as well as commercial appliances for builder and business clients. Learn more at www.Goedekers.com.
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