In Conversation: Product Intros and Perspectives (Saturday Morning Breakout)
Ever wonder how designers evaluate new products and materials as they consider what is best for their clients and projects?
As an interior designer, your relationships with manufacturers and resource providers is essential to your success. Witness a series of conversations between designers and SCALE sponsor reps as they review new products and resources. Leave with an understanding of the questions to ask when evaluating products, how to navigate relationships with product reps, and fresh insight into what’s up-and coming from manufacturers.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Davis Furniture Industries
Jeffrey Rosner is the Vice President at Davis Furniture with responsibility for all aspects of sales and customer service. He leverages his degree in Interior Design to collaborate with designers on a global basis regarding proper application of Davis products. He also leads a highly skilled team that is responsible for Davis' marketing efforts, which has positioned Davis Furniture as an industry leader in design. Jeffrey began his career as a specification writer for a furniture dealership in New York and over the last 25 years has held various leadership positions in the contract furniture industry. In 2007 he moved to North Carolina with his wife Wendy and joined Davis Furniture.
Santiago Rivera, Allied ASID
Foundations, Associations & Organizations Regional Leader | Associate
Santiago has been an integral member of the teams behind education, not-for-profit, workplace, and hospitality projects. He co-leads New York’s Community Impact team (Gensler’s volunteer group), is a firmwide leader for ECC 2.0 (the next generation of leaders for the Education, Civic and Culture practice area), and is regional leader for the Foundations, Associations and Organizations practice area. He leads pro-bono projects, works on research initiatives and has moderated panel discussions and round tables. In 2015, Santiago served as cultural ambassador to the new Gensler Office in Mexico City where he oversaw the development of the office culture. Working with Change for Kids, Santiago helps fundraise and provide opportunities to over 5,000 students in the NYC public school system. He is a board member in Build Out Alliance, an organization seeking to promote and advocates for LGBTQ+ people serving openly and with pride in the building design and construction industry.