Executive Vice President of Retail Operations
Ashley Furniture HomeStores
Leadership & Growth Mindset - Navigating Today’s Global Realities
Everything rises and falls on leadership. As Ashley entered 2020 they were coming off their best year in history - celebrating 75 years as a manufacturer, and partying at Las Vegas World Market with their suppliers and customers. 60 days later, they were facing national retail closures and pumping the brakes on a ramped-up supply chain as they faced a wildly uncertainn future. What has made Ashley successful isn't necessarily what they think, it's HOW they think. As a private organization with a brilliant CEO and a highly capable executive team, they didn't move to #1 in furniture retail and manufacturing by accident. In this talk, Gene Lunger, EVP of Retail Operations, will discuss how Ashley turned the pandemic crisis into a learning opportunity, and a catalyst for future growth.