Promotions from within are a frequent occurrence here at 3 Day Blinds, but the announcement by our board of directors that our CFO, Dave Hall, was being promoted to COO and taking the reins of our company, was met with extra delight and enthusiasm by all. Dave joined us about a year ago, after spending 15 years with GES Exposition Services, a company with nearly one billion in revenue, serving in many roles, including CFO and COO.
When he arrived at 3 Day Blinds, Dave immediately immersed himself in every aspect of our exciting custom window treatments business, and it was amazing how fast he caught on to all we do, from procuring raw materials for manufacturing our custom blinds and shades, to providing world class service to our clients. All of us in management immediately felt as if we had a new partner to help us improve our part of the business and we appreciated his keen insight and ability to make things happen, not to mention his slightly sarcastic sense of humor!
After the announcement was made, Dave spoke before the team in Irvine, and by phone to all of our designers, showroom personnel and manufacturing team: “I am thrilled to lead 3 Day Blinds. 2011 was incredibly successful for us, and 2012 will be even more exciting. We have an outstanding team in place, and our rapid growth is allowing us to provide our excellent service to more clients every day and offering great career opportunities for our employees as well.”
OK, so we’ve established that he is totally qualified and is backed by a great team… is there more to know? Yes! As of tomorrow, Dave has been married to Jackie (who just outfitted their beautiful home in Honeycomb Shades by 3 Day Blinds) for 28 years, and they have 2 children, Justin, 22 and Paige,19. He loves hiking, skiing, travel and the outdoors and expresses his creativity by being a darn good photographer! In fact, we convinced him to share some of his beautiful photos, taken with his Nikon D90 camera in some of his favorite places, with us, below:
Congratulations, Dave, on your promotion. All of us at 3 Day Blinds look forward to working with you to make 2012 our best year yet!