Kitchen United Appoints Michael Montagano Chief Executive Officer, Promotes Joy Lai to Chief Operating Officer

Kitchen United a ghost kitchen industry leader, announced today the appointment of Michael Montagano as Chief Executive Officer and newest member of the Company’s Board of Directors following two years serving as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Additionally, Joy Lai has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer from her previous position as Chief Marketing Officer.

“Over the past three years, we have built a solid foundation on which to grow. I am proud of what we accomplished in my years at Kitchen United, and can say without a doubt the Kitchen United team is the best that I’ve had the privilege to serve alongside. I know they will continue to achieve great success in the years ahead,” said former CEO Jim Collins who departed the company to focus on personal endeavors.

“Michael is well positioned to continue to build upon Kitchen United’s industry leadership and help restaurant partners achieve optimal success,” said David Krane, CEO and Managing Partner at GV. “He has been instrumental in growing the business and charting the course for the future, making him the ideal leader to advance the company into its next chapter of growth. Together with Joy, who has a deep understanding of consumer adoption and scaling businesses, we are confident the Kitchen United leadership team will achieve long-term success.”

Mr. Montagano joined Kitchen United as CFO in 2018, as an experienced executive with a proven track record of building and scaling venture-backed companies. He led capital formation initiatives for the company securing institutional financing partners including GV, Fidelity Investments, and G Squared, as well as strategic partners, RXR Realty, DivcoWest and Rich’s Food Products. Prior to Kitchen United, Mr. Montagano helped shepherd PowerFlex Systems from seed-stage to acquisition by a Fortune Global 100, Electricite de France (ENXTPA:EDF). He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Dog Haus World-Wide, one of the country’s fastest-growing national restaurant chains.

Mr. Montagano grew up in a restaurant family anchored by an Italian restaurant and neighborhood butchery founded by his grandparents. He received his MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and his JD from Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law.

“I look forward to working closely with our exceptional senior leadership team and our entire board of directors,” Mr. Montagano said. “We believe strongly in the Company’s growth potential as we sharpen our focus on serving our clients and creating value for our stakeholders.”

In her new role as Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Lai oversees sales, marketing and operations at Kitchen United. She joined Kitchen United in 2019 bringing nearly two decades of experience driving growth for Enterprises and SMBs, including launching/scaling products, partnerships, and optimizing omni-channel strategies. She previously held strategic leadership roles at Internet Brands, The Wonderful Company and Bain & Company. Ms. Lai received a BS from the University of California, Berkeley, and a MS from Stanford University.

“Our team has built a burgeoning business by marrying deep experience in the industry with a passion for growing off-premise business

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Al Khalili Group appoints Muscat Interiors for Interior Design & fit-out for its real Estate Development Projects

Muscat: Al Khalili Group, one of the most prestigious commercial groups in the Sultanate, has appointed Muscat Interiors to design and implement all finishing works for the Group’s real estate development projects. As the Al Khalili Group previously announced its entry into the real estate development field in cooperation with the tibiaan properties, and it has allocated 100 million dollars for these luxury real estate projects.

The agreement between Al Khalili Group and Muscat Interiors was signed at the Group’s headquarters in the presence of Fahad Al-Ismaili, the CEO of tibiaan properties who are the exclusive agent for marketing and sales. Sheikh Qais bin Salem Al Khalili, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Khalili Group, said, “Quality is the basis of our projects, and the delivery of units according to the highest specifications and finishes to our customers is of great importance to us and here comes the importance of cooperation with field experts, especially young Omani masters of their work.”

Mr. Sufyan bin Saif Al Harrasi, founder of Muscat Interiors, commented, “Al Khalili Group is one of the commercial groups that are keen to support Omani companies and place their trust in them. We thank them for their confidence in Muscat Interiors, stressing our role in providing the best for the group’s real estate projects.”

It is worth noting that the first phase of Al-Khalili Group Real Estate projects includes 67 villas in various locations in Muscat and a significant commercial project in Bawshar for which tibiaan properties is the exclusive agent for marketing and sales.
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Home Depot Appoints Edward Decker As New President And COO – Quick Facts

(RTTNews) – Home improvement retailer Home Depot, Inc. (HD) announced Friday that Edward “Ted” Decker has been named president and chief operating officer, effective October 5, 2020. Decker, a 20-year veteran of the company, has served as executive vice president of merchandising since 2014.

In his new role, Decker will assume additional responsibility for global store operations, global supply chain, and outside sales and service.

Ann-Marie Campbell has been named executive vice president of U.S. stores and international operations. The presidents of The Home Depot Canada and The Home Depot Mexico will now report to her. Campbell, a 35-year veteran of The Home Depot, will now lead more than 2,200 stores and 400,000 associates.

Jeff Kinnaird has been promoted to executive vice president of merchandising, reporting to Decker. Most recently, he was president of The Home Depot Canada.

Michael Rowe has been promoted to president of The Home Depot Canada. Rowe was most recently vice president of e-commerce, marketing and contractor services.

Richard McPhail, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will assume the additional responsibility for the company’s corporate strategy and strategic business development. McPhail joined the company in 2005 and was named CFO in 2019.

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Select Interior Concepts Appoints Satish Kalala Chief Technology Officer

ATLANTA, Sept. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Select Interior Concepts, Inc. (“SIC” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SIC), a premier installer and nationwide distributor of interior building products, today announced that Satish Kalala has joined SIC as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), reporting to Nadeem Moiz, Chief Financial Officer of SIC.

L.W. (Bill) Varner, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of SIC, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Satish to SIC as our first CTO.  In this new role, Satish will lead the creation and delivery of a comprehensive IT strategy across the entire Company, with a focus on scalability and enhancing our competitive advantages through the use of technology.  His appointment is another key step in strengthening SIC’s corporate infrastructure and positioning us to optimize the Company’s revenue growth and core earnings power.  

“Satish has more than 20 years’ experience in driving rapid growth using technology as well as first-hand knowledge of the Company through his previous work as IT Strategic Advisor to our Architectural Services Group.  In that role, he was instrumental in delivering ASG’s core technology growth platform.  Satish is uniquely qualified to help us deliver the cost improvement and revenue growth initiatives we are targeting for SIC.”

Mr. Kalala previously served as Founder and Managing Partner of A5 Ventures, a growth advisory and tech ventures incubation firm.  Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President for Innovation for Simon Group Holdings and worked with Deloitte Consulting.

Mr. Kalala holds an M.B.A. in general management and corporate strategy from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the SVU College of Engineering in India.

ABOUT SELECT INTERIOR CONCEPTS
Select Interior Concepts is a premier installer and nationwide distributor of interior building products with leading market positions in highly attractive markets. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Select Interior Concepts is listed on the NASDAQ.  The Residential Design Services segment provides integrated design, sourcing and installation solutions to customers, in the selection of a broad array of interior products and finishes, including flooring, cabinets, countertops, window treatments, and related interior items. The Architectural Surfaces Group segment distributes natural and engineered stone through a national network of distribution centers and showrooms under proprietary brand names such as AG&M, Modul and Pental. For more information, visit: www.selectinteriorconcepts.com.

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Select Interior Concepts appoints new CTO (NASDAQ:SIC)

Select Interior Concepts (NASDAQ:SIC) has appointed Satish Kalalaas Chief Technology Officer, reporting to Nadeem Moiz, Chief Financial Officer of SIC.

Mr. Kalala previously served as Founder and Managing Partner of A5 Ventures, a growth advisory and tech ventures incubation firm.

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