Sept. 18, 2012
-- Jerome’s Furniture announced today that Phil Kenney has been named Chief Operating Officer. Kenney’
s focus will be managed, smart growth for Jerome’s.
According to Lee Goodman, President and CEO of Jerome’s, “Phil is a phenomenal additional to the team. I’ve personally known Phil for many years, as have many members of the Jerome’s executive group. We worked with Phil closely when he was the Group Vice President at GERS. We were sad to see him leave. So now to get him back, on our team after a five-year learning experience with a publicly traded company is just an incredible moment for us. “
Kenney’s roots are in the furniture industry and in San Diego. Phil has lived in the community since 1980. After spending 19 years at GERS (now Red Prairie) Phil spent five years in the retail apparel industry driving operations and information systems for Los Angeles area retailers, Hot Topic Inc. and The Wet Seal Inc.
Kenney says, “I’m thrilled to be back and have the chance to work with such a dynamic, fast paced team. It’s exciting to join such a thriving organization that is well respected both in the San Diego community and the furniture industry. I can’t wait to get started and work with the team on our smart growth initiatives.”
A University of California, San Diego graduate Phil lives in Carlsbad, CA with his amazing wife Pam, and three children. He’s incredibly active including wanting to ride his bike to work a few days a week, which by our calculations is about 20 miles one-way. His most played song on his iPhone is Whistle by Flo Rida.
Phil officially joined the team September 17, 2012.
Founded in 1954, Jerome's Furniture is a family-owned and operated business headquartered in San Diego, Calif. with eight showrooms and six clearance centers located across Southern California and an e-commerce website providing avenues for consumers to enjoy online furniture viewing and buying. Regarded fondly by generations of families, Jerome’s is known as the best furniture retailer for value (“Jerry’s Price”) and a wide selection of products. Recognized with numerous awards including Retailer of the Year by the Western Home Furnishings Association (WHFA) and Honoree of the San Diego National Bank Founders Award along with many other business recognitions as the best furniture store, customers know they can count on Jerome’s to make it easy to shop for furniture with service support including interior design, same day delivery and financing. More information can be found by visiting www.jeromes.com.