Senior Management

Albert Fouerti, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. A. Fouerti currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors after previously serving as President of the Company upon closing of the AC acquisition. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of 1 Stop since 1999. With over 20 years of experience in retail, he has made Appliances Connection into a household name for kitchen appliances. With 1 Stop starting out as a small camera and computer shop in Great Neck, NY, Mr. A. Fouerti was a pioneer for online shopping. Driven by technology, he entered the appliance business in 2008, and has contributed in taking the appliance industry into to the digital age. Along with his brother, Elie Fouerti, they developed a process of delivering bulky items across the United States. We believe Mr. A. Fouerti is qualified to serve as a member of our board because of his extensive experience building and leading the Appliances Connection business from its founding and his insight into our industry and business as Appliances Connection’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Elie Fouerti, Vice President

Mr. E. Fouerti became Vice President of ACI upon closing of the AC acquisition. He has served as both the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of 1 Stop for over 20 years. Along with his brother, Mr. A. Fouerti, they have created a successful independent online retailer of appliances. Mr. E. Fouerti helped his brother in developing a process for delivering bulky items across the United States, paving the way for a new era of ordering appliances online. We believe Mr. E. Fouerti is qualified to serve as a member of the Company’s management team because of his extensive experience building and leading the Appliances Connection business from its founding and his insight into our industry and business as Appliances Connection’s co-founder and Chief Financial Officer.

Maria Johnson, Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Johnson, is an accomplished finance executive with over 20 years of professional experience spanning across various industries and areas of expertise, including business strategy, finance transformation, financial planning and analysis, accounting and controls, GAAP, IFRS, tax, treasury, audit and compliance, risk management, and international business. Throughout her career, Ms. Johnson held leadership roles within some of the best-in-class finance organizations, including Hewlett Packard, PepsiCo and ExxonMobil, and partnered with several private equity firms in driving value creation through process optimization and finance and organizational transformation of mid-market companies in technology, media and fashion space. Most recently, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of E3 Investment Group, a private equity firm, since December 2019. Prior to that, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of John Hardy, a global omni channel luxury jewelry brand, from January 2018 to December 2019, as the Vice President of Finance of Cheetah Digital, a leading digital marketing solution provider, from April 2017 to January 2018 and as the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis of PepsiCo from March 2015 to April 2017. Ms. Johnson holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin Red McCombs School of Business, an MA in Speech Communications from the Texas State University, and a BA in International Busines from the State Academy of Management. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.

Mike Durrick, Vice President of Distribution and Logistics

Mr. Durrick is an accomplished supply chain executive with more than two decades of experience across domestic and global operations. Throughout his career, Mr. Durrick has held several leadership roles within best-in-class supply chain organizations such as FedEx and DHL. During his tenure at these organizations, Mr. Durrick handled customers such as Whirlpool, where he focused on returns and reverse logistics, and Home Depot, where he focused on forward and reverse of bulky seasonal items and traditional stocking items. His leadership abilities include implementing LEAN best practices, vendor management, building and developing teams, and deploying efficient processes. Through these competencies, he has been instrumental in realizing KPIs while delivering cost savings, improving inventory turnover, and satisfying customer needs at various organizations.

Jody Rusnak, Chief Merchandising and Brand Innovation Officer

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.

Mike Barry, Director of Home Delivery

Mr. Barry is a seasoned distribution and logistics executive with more than two decades of experience building and managing best-in-class supply chain, transportation and distribution operations. Throughout his career, Mr. Barry has held senior roles at several notable warehouse, delivery and logistics companies, including most recently Pilot Furniture Direct and Last Mile Home, where he was responsible for overseeing appliance delivery operations and specialized in the last mile delivery process. His leadership abilities include customer engagement, recruiting and managing delivery teams, overseeing KPIs, and managing P&L. In his prior positions, Mr. Barry has played a key role in ensuring customer satisfaction and driving out supply chain inefficiencies.

Kirstin Currie, Head of Marketing

Ms. Currie brings two decades of B2B and B2C marketing leadership experience across several categories, including major and small appliances, consumer electronics and household goods. She has deep expertise in digital, social, and traditional marketing initiatives. Most recently, she was the Senior Director of Omnichannel Acquisition and Engagement at Jostens, where she was responsible for building strategic social and digital media go-to-market plans, execution, and performance marketing. Earlier in her career, Ms. Currie spent over a decade at Best Buy, where she held positions such as Senior Director of Category Marketing for Major and Small Appliances. In this role, Ms. Currie led the digital marketing and customer journey transformation at the company, and worked closely with suppliers that include Samsung, LG, Whirlpool, and Dyson, among others.

Sami Bazzi, Head of Human Resources

Ms. Bazzi is a seasoned Human Resource executive with two decades of experience overseeing and developing human resources and employee relations programs. Most recently, Ms. Bazzi was the Human Resources Director for Face Values, a Bed, Bath & Beyond brand. In this role, Ms. Bazzi was responsible for devising HR policies and competitive compensation programs, as well as overseeing 3,000 associates at 60+ retail, corporate and warehouse locations across the country. Additionally, she supported the company in M&A transactions including due diligence, integration planning, culture alignment, divestiture transition services, agreement development and associate communication.

Board of Directors

Mr. Roberts has served as the Chairman of our board of directors since our inception. Mr. Roberts brings over 20 years of private equity investing experience to our company. Mr. Roberts has been the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Financial Officer of 1847 Holdings since its inception on January 22, 2013 and is also the sole manager of our manager. Mr. Roberts has also been a director of Western Capital Resources, Inc., a public company, since May 2010.In July 2011, Mr. Roberts formed The 1847 Companies LLC, a company that is no longer active, where he began investing his own personal capital and capital of high net worth individuals in select transactions. Prior to forming The 1847 Companies LLC, Mr. Roberts was the co-founder and was co-managing principal from October 2009 to June 2011 of RW Capital Partners LLC, the recipient of a “Green Light” letter from the United States Small Business Administration permitting RW Capital Partners LLC to raise capital in pursuit of the Small Business Investment Company license with the preliminary support of the Small Business Administration. Mr. Roberts was a founding member of Parallel Investment Partners, LP (formerly SKM Growth Investors, LP), a Dallas-based private equity fund focused on re-capitalizations, buyouts and growth capital investments in lower middle market companies throughout the United States. Previously, Mr. Roberts served as Principal with Lazard Group LLC, a Senior Financial Analyst at Colony Capital, Inc., and a Financial Analyst with the Corporate Finance Division of Smith Barney Inc. (now known as Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC).Mr. Roberts received his B.A. degree in English from Stanford University. We believe Mr. Roberts is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive investment experience.

Ms. Anderson has served on our board of directors since July 2020. In 2013, Ms. Anderson founded Griffin Archer LLC, a full-service advertising agency that offers a comprehensive range of services addressing both the traditional and digital marking aspects of business. As the Chief Executive Officer of Griffin Archer, Ms. Anderson is responsible for overseeing new business acquisitions, strategic planning, and creative direction for their entire client portfolio. From April 2004 to August 2013, she served as a Writer and Associate Creative Director at Carmichael Lynch Advertising in Minneapolis where she received multiple industry awards for her creative work on several iconic brands. She holds a B.A. degree in English Literature from the University of Kansas. We believe Ms. Anderson is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to her deep experience in the advertising and marketing industry.

Mr. Crosnoe has served on our board of directors since July 2020. In 2009, Mr. Crosnoe founded CRC Capital LLC, a registered investment advisor and manager of the CRC Investment Fund LP, a private investment partnership focused on publicly traded equity securities. As managing member of CRC Capital LLC, Mr. Crosnoe is responsible for strategy, oversight and the day-to-day investment decisions of the fund. The portfolio typically includes investments in the consumer, financial, healthcare, industrial and energy sectors. In 1999, Mr. Crosnoe was a founding employee of Parallel Investment Partners where he was named partner in 2003. As a partner, he was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, structuring, executing and monitoring investments, and also dedicated a substantial portion of his time to marketing activities for the firm. Mr. Crosnoe began his career in investment banking at Wasserstein Perella & Co. and also gained valuable experience at multi-billion-dollar hedge fund HBK Investments. Mr. Crosnoe holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1996. We believe Mr. Crosnoe is qualified to serve on our board due to his approximately 24 years of private and public investment and advisory experience.

Mr. Milburn has served on our board of directors since July 2020. Since February 2016, Mr. Milburn has served as a Partner at Jimmy Blackman & Associates, a full-service Government and Public Affairs firm, where he is responsible for business strategy, client management, communications and campaign management for a client portfolio comprised of large public safety labor unions, banking/finance companies, and hotel operators across the State of California. From April 2013 to January 2016, Mr. Milburn served as a Special Assistant in the City of Los Angeles where he held two positions in the City of Los Angeles, one in the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti?s Office of Economic Development and another in the Office of Los Angeles Councilman Dennis Zine. From August 2012 to March 2013, Mr. Milburn co-Founded Provident Investment Advisors LLC, a special investment vehicle for energy, technology and healthcare ventures, where he served as Managing Member. Mr. Milburn holds a B.A. degree in Public Policy from Stanford University. We believe Mr. Milburn is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his valuable background in policy development, regulatory and strategic planning experience.

Mr. Shor became a member of our board of directors upon closing of the AC acquisition. Mr. Shor is a co-founder of The Retail Connection, L.P., a retail real estate company, and has served as its President and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors since its launch in January 2004. Mr. Shor is deeply involved in the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the company and also leads its investment and merchant banking business. He has served as an operating partner with leading private equity firms which have deep experience in consumer and multi-unit based investments. He is an investor in and a Board member of four high-growth retail chains: Diamonds Direct (since 2015), WSS (since 2015), Neighborhood Goods (since 2017) and Obsession Fragrance (since 2019). Prior to launching The Retail Connection, Mr. Shor served as President, Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Zale Corporation, a publicly-held specialty retailer of fine jewelry. Prior to joining Zale, he spent 12 years with Troutman Sanders, an international law firm, where he built a strong track record of advising senior management teams of Fortune 1000 companies. Mr. Shor is also active in a number of professional and charitable organizations. Mr. Shor graduated with honors from both the University of Georgia and University of Georgia School of Law. We believe Mr. Shor is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his valuable background in the retail and investment industries.

Mr. Tobin has served on our board of directors since April 2020. Mr. Tobin has served as Managing Director of our manager since January 2014. From 1997 until November 2014, Mr. Tobin was a Director of Global Emerging Markets North America, Inc., where he managed Special Situations and Venture investing. In this role, he oversaw structured finance transactions in industries such as clean tech, media, telecommunications, manufacturing, real estate and life sciences. Prior to that, Mr. Tobin was Managing Director of Lincklaen Partners, a private family investment office. Previously, he had been a portfolio manager with Neuberger and Berman and a Vice President of Nordberg Capital, Inc. Mr. Tobin received his MBA from the Wharton School, as well as a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. We believe Mr. Tobin is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive investment experience.

Mr. A. Fouerti currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors after previously serving as President of the Company upon closing of the AC acquisition. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of 1 Stop since 1999. With over 20 years of experience in retail, he has made Appliances Connection into a household name for kitchen appliances. With 1 Stop starting out as a small camera and computer shop in Great Neck, NY, Mr. A. Fouerti was a pioneer for online shopping. Driven by technology, he entered the appliance business in 2008, and has contributed in taking the appliance industry into to the digital age. Along with his brother, Elie Fouerti, they developed a process of delivering bulky items across the United States. We believe Mr. A. Fouerti is qualified to serve as a member of our board because of his extensive experience building and leading the Appliances Connection business from its founding and his insight into our industry and business as Appliances Connection’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Shaw brings expansive appliances industry knowledge and valuable supplier relationships to Goedeker’s Board. He has been a leader in the industry for more than 20 years, beginning his career with Whirlpool and finishing it as the Chief Executive Officer of Electrolux’s North American business, a position he held from January 2016 until his retirement in January 2020. He has held President and c-level positions with several North American-based durable goods companies since 2003, including Char-Broil and Husqvarna Group. He holds a B.S. degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Idaho and an MBA in Marketing from Indiana University.

Mr. Schneider possesses a vast background in capital allocation, corporate finance and strategic planning. He has served as the Chairman of Horizon Bank in Austin, TX since 2006 and as an Operating Partner of Lead Edge Capital, a private equity firm, since 2010. Mr. Schneider joined Dell in 1996 and served for 11 years as a Senior Vice President of Finance and then also as Chief Financial Officer. He previously was a Senior Vice President at MCI. Mr. Schneider began his career as an accountant at Price Waterhouse, where he served as a Partner and worked for 19 years. He holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Carroll University. We believe Mr. Schneider is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive finance experience, his prior CFO experience at a public company and his background in accounting.