Hightower Embarks on a Human-Centric and Sustainable Future with Key Leadership Appointments
Hightower is embracing a new chapter with a focus on human-centric and sustainable business practices. Through key leadership appointments and organizational advancements, the company aims to create a more empathetic and innovative work environment while maintaining its dedication to customer success.
“Hightower has blossomed over the past 20 years from a family-owned business into a flourishing U.S.-based company, now featuring an in-house design team, Hightower Studio, in addition to our extensive global collaborations,” said Natalie Hartkopf, CEO of Hightower. “As we continue to expand, our primary goal is to invest in our diverse workforce and create a positive impact on both our employees and the environment. These promotions and new hires represent our commitment to progress, and our desire to better serve our customers while nurturing a healthy and supportive workplace culture.”
The notable organizational advancements emphasize Hightower’s commitment to providing exceptional client services and meeting customer needs. The changes in personnel appointments aim to streamline the supply chain, improve team cohesion, and strengthen support for existing teams and customers.
Hightower is pleased to welcome Jenna Geigerman to the Hightower Leadership team as our new Chief Operating Officer reporting directly to our Co-Founder & CEO, Natalie Hartkopf. This strategic hire enables Natalie to concentrate on impact-driven business models and sustainable product development. Jenna’s breadth of industry knowledge from her time at Citrix as Sr. Director Real Estate & Strategy, COO at an Architecture firm and most recently Board President for CoreNet Carolinas brings us an important and empathetic perspective from an A&D, Dealer and end-user point of view. Her insights and ideas will be instrumental as we continue to focus on better business operations and our ongoing commitment to excellent service to our clients.
Jessica Ahlering has been promoted from Director of Marketing to Director of Revenue Operations, where she now oversees Sales, Marketing, and Client Services. In conjunction, Whitney Joly has been promoted from Senior Marketing Manager to take over as the new Director of Marketing. Callie Schmid, previously the Supply Chain Manager, has been promoted to Director of Supply Chain, prioritizing ethical supply chains and end-of-life product management.
Kibibi Springs joins the team as Director of Talent & Workplace Experience. Her background in Workplace Well-Being at MillerKnoll, PHD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology as well as being a certified coach underscores Hightower’s dedication to nurturing a supportive and healthy work environment.
Under the current leadership, Hightower has been successfully fostering a supportive and inclusive work environment by implementing progressive policies such as paid volunteer time, parental leave, and robust PTO with an additional paid company-wide closure during the last week of the year to rejuvenate and reset.
With the recent promotions, Natalie Hartkopf can now focus more on enhancing Hightower’s product sustainability, spearheading the company’s community engagement, and shaping its future direction. As Co-Founder & CEO, Natalie leads Hightower’s commitment to quality, materiality, and the pursuit of B Corp certification, highlighting the company’s dedication to social and environmental responsibility.
For more information on Hightower and available careers, please visit www.hightoweraccess.com/about/careers.
Since 2003, award-winning, women-owned and family-founded contract furniture manufacturer, Hightower has curated a collection of in-house designed and manufactured products, Hightower Studio, while working with a network of international partners including +Halle, Four Design, Ondarreta, and Swedese. Hightower is led by co-owner & CEO, Natalie Hartkopf, honored with a 40 Under 40 business leader award, and named a 2019 Rising Star by American Business Journals. Hightower is a certified Women Owned Business Enterprise and Women Owned Small Business. Learn more and book a tour at one of the US-based Hightower showrooms by visiting www.hightoweraccess.com.
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