DECASO (Decorative Arts Society), has named Kendra Frisbie to its new position of president. She will oversee brand strategy, membership recruitment, trade relationships, marketing and public relations, and reports to Gregg Brockway, co-founder and chief executive officer of Chairish, DECASO’s parent company. Frisbie will also work with the Chairish and DECASO brand teams on user experience, technology, customer support and operations.
“With over 12 years of experience leading one of the top high-end furniture brands in the market today, Kendra is the ideal person to lead DECASO forward,” says Brockway. “She brings a connoisseur’s design sensibility coupled with extensive general management experience required to grow DECASO into a leading luxury brand. Kendra has a proven track record, and her longstanding relationships within the furniture and design industry are pristine. Her vast knowledge of the online marketing realm brings a terrific blend of relevant experience to DECASO.”
Frisbie arrives with experience from within the design, furniture and online marketing industries, including 12 years at McGuire Furniture, a Kohler Company subsidiary, where she served as general manager, developing collaborations with designers such as Barbara Barry, Bill Sofield, Laura Kirar, Robert Kuo and Jonathan Browning. Prior to her career there, Frisbie worked in marketing in San Francisco for technology start-ups and led her own design firm.
DECASO launched last fall.