Meet the New Faces at Pivot
We would like to introduce you to the newest members of the Pivot team.
Brad Bransen - Sr. VP, Service Operations
Brad comes to Pivot with a great deal of experience in the furniture industry. Most recently, he was VP of Product Management at JANUS et Cie. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of CA, Davis. Brad specializes in Product Management, Product Development, and Supply Chain Management and has experience in conceptual ideation, engineering, international sourcing, product quality, and goods movement.
Brian Baker - VP, Finance
Brian is a results-driven financial executive with 20+ years of outstanding achievements. Known for his thought leadership, Brian partners closely with senior executives to influence and lead strategic business decisions via data-driven communication. Prior to joining Pivot, Brian worked for Brightview Landscapes, Logitech and Hewlett-Packard. He holds a degree in Economics and Accounting from California Polytechnic State University (SLO).
Carla Dougher - Sr. Marketing Director
Carla is responsible for developing and executing Pivot’s strategic marketing plan with a focus on demand generation. Prior to joining Pivot, Carla worked for eBay and has a background in eCommerce and Digital Marketing. In her current role, she oversees branding, positioning, website UI, content strategy, marketing analytics, digital channel management, partnerships, sponsorships, and events. Carla holds a degree in Political Science from University of Southern California.
Brian Piller – Design Director
For over 25 years, Brian has been engaged in virtually every aspect of the Contract Furniture and Commercial Interiors industry. As Design Director at Pivot, he works with the executive team to establish the overall design direction, and ensures that the quality of design work is consistent, professional and inspiring. Previously, he worked throughout North America and the Middle East with companies like Smed International, and Haworth. Brian holds a Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning from the University of Alberta, and a Master's degree in Architecture from the University of Calgary.
He is also a LEED Accredited Professional.
Serge Plasschaert – Director of Sales
As Director of Sales, Serge’s role is to help develop and groom the next generation of Pivot’s sales and account management team. Serge comes to Pivot after many successful years working on Herman Miller’s Global Sales team where he managed some of the largest projects & customers all over the world. Outside of work, Serge loves to spend time with his wife and 5 children and he rides his bike whenever he can.
Edward Woodill – A&D Director, Southern California
Edward comes to Pivot Interiors from Miami where he was the Chief Design Officer for Workscapes. Prior to Workscapes, he was the principal and owner of Studio 3 Designs in Orlando, FL. With 20+ years of experience in Interior Design, he is looking forward to bringing a fresh perspective on our industry. He received his B.A. in Organizational Communication and his Masters of Science in Interior Design from the Pratt Institute.
Ken Shark - Director, Project Management
Ken comes to Pivot with an extensive project management background and most recently has been the Director of Construction for Follett Higher Education Group. He has both B.S. and M.S. from Stanford University in Economics and Industrial Engineering. Ken leads the team of Pivot Project Managers in Northern California. The Project Management team is responsible for coordinating all aspects of a project from order to installation.
Rod Price – Sr. Workplace Strategist
As VP Sales at Norcom Communications in NYC, Rod was building markets and supporting US dealer distribution. In 1990, Rod returned to the Bay Area, managing a Steelcase dealer. By 1997 he co-created Concept Offices, quickly rising to 3rd largest Teknion dealer. He recognized the impact of mobile tech in the workplace and shifted his focus towards understanding employee work and behavioral preferences shaping the workplace. Bottom Line: Energized employees and reduced RE footprint.