Richard started his career in furniture at William Doyle Galleries. In 1993, he entered the contract furniture industry at a Knoll Dealership, where he specialized in new business development. During his tenure there, Richard was part of a Management Buyout.
In 2004, fascinated by Herman Miller’s Design Concepts and Heritage, Richard left the Knoll Dealership and teamed up with Bob Blau. Together, they bought WB WOOD New York and in 2007 they purchased Corporate Environments based in New Jersey. This created one organization with branches in New York City and Basking Ridge, New Jersey. In 2009, Richard became sole owner of WB Wood and built up the organization to be one of the highest grossing Herman Miller Certified Network Dealers in the country. In November 2020, WB WOOD became a Haworth Preferred Dealer.
Rich enjoys working closely with clients, design professionals and his WB WOOD team members, all of whom benefit greatly from his insight and expertise in developing innovative strategies to successfully meet the challenges of each project. He is personally involved in overseeing several national corporate clients and plays a key role in ongoing business development. Rich is a Board Member of WFUV, LMCC and FIAF.
Daniel Davitt Jr., CPA, CFF, CGMA
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Dan joined WB WOOD in 2011 with over 30 years of experience in both the public and private accounting sectors. He started his career in public accounting providing audit, accounting and tax services to manufacturing, retail and distribution clients and later provided forensic accounting services.
After 20 years in public accounting, Dan left to join one of his clients. As CFO, Dan helped steer the company through a tremendous growth stage and was instrumental in the sale of his organization to a Fortune 500 company. Dan subsequently became a CFO at two different, troubled small businesses, becoming intimately involved in corporate restructuring and turnaround work.
At WB WOOD, Dan is guiding the company’s growth through his understanding of finance, accounting, strategic planning, operations, risk management, human resources and more.
Dan is licensed in the State of New Jersey as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He is a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA).
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF PROJECT SERVICES
Jenny has worked in the contract furniture industry for over 25 years. Her industry experience includes 15 years as Senior Project/Account Manager, team leader and five years as the Director of Project Management for a major Knoll dealer before joining WB WOOD as the Executive Vice President of Project Services in 2011.
With her experience in the industry having handled projects and accounts of varying sizes and complexities, Jenny brings a hands-on management approach focusing on organization, team work and strong communication. She also brings with her product knowledge and solutions to better serve our clients’ needs.
Recent projects and clients include HSBC, Tiffany & Co., ING, UJA, American Arbitration, Bosley, Coach, Standard Chartered Bank, Credit Suisse, Arch Insurance, Yeshiva University, Polo Ralph Lauren, Fried Frank, Ziff Brothers, The Episcopal Church, Boise, Schiller & Flexner, York International, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Bloomberg, Lenox Hill Hospital, Macmillan, Skadden and Time Warner.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF ADMINISTRATION
Rena began her tenure at WB WOOD in 1987, working in the Finance Department as well as playing a key role in the customer care experience. Rena has worked in various positions, culminating in her becoming General Manager of the New Jersey office in 2008. A few years later, she joined the Executive Management Team of WB WOOD to focus on operations for both the New York and New Jersey offices.
Rena is a hands-on leader, dedicated to perfecting every customer experience by working closely with WB WOOD employees, manufacturers, delivery and installation companies and clients. She trains new employees on our business systems and regularly mentors all staff.
Rena has made philanthropy a core value of WB WOOD, and is personally dedicated to several charitable organizations while encouraging staff to get involved alongside her. She is extremely passionate about promoting women’s empowerment within the organization. Rena believes that building confidence is the key to success, and that women should always feel equal to their male counterparts.
Rena has been instrumental in growing WB WOOD into the New York metro area’s most respected and sought-after furniture dealership. She believes that trust, knowledge and respect are the three vital factors that ensure a successful organization and create strong relationships internally and externally.
Recent projects and clients include Princeton University, Institute for Advanced Study, Pearson Education, Dun & Bradstreet, Cenlar FBS, Quest Diagnostics, Siemens Corporate Research, Sanofi Aventis, NEC Laboratories, USGA, Connell Foley, Montclair State University, Prestige Wealth Management, New Jersey Economic Development Authority and Global Aerospace.