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Founder and CEO Shae Hong is a wellness-obsessed home chef, dad, and low-key sneakerhead. His entrepreneurial spirit and creativity led to the inception of Sensio, now operating as Made by Gather, in 2003 when he was just 25 years old. Although he acknowledges that an understanding of management principles, marketing, and product design + merchandising is essential, he is quick to credit determination and interpersonal relationships as the key to success.
Shae is best known for pioneering a revolution in the kitchenware category. With the launch of Bella in 2011, he was the first to bring on-trend colors and textures to the countertops of America’s design-savvy, progressive consumers. He is ahead of the curve with the modern consumers’ shifting lifestyles, behaviors and preferences and believes that kitchen essentials should serve more than a utilitarian purpose in their lives.
The company has since grown to include multiple consumer brands, a robust private label business, and today has over 100 employees across New York City, Montreal, Hong Kong and China. The company delivers on their mission with a team of designers and engineers, an effective marketing and merchandising program with nationwide retailers, and a laser-like focus on contemporary trends.
Left to right:
Jerry Rutigliano, President
Rachel McLaughlin, Sr. Director Brand Marketing
Jason Landun, VP Sales
Sandra Burdon, Director Sales Operations & Logistics
Vincent Portera, VP Finance & Operations
Shae Hong, Founder and CEO
Bryna Kuhnreich, Sr. Director Marketing Management
Dimitri Paraskevopoulos, Sr. Director of Engineering
Gayle Denman, VP Human Resources
Jean-Nicholas Lafortune, Controller
Jones Kim, SVP Accounting & Finance
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