Napa Home & Garden Announces Cindy Graves as Key Account Manager

Company growth allows for new focus on the needs of key accounts.

Cindy Graves has joined Napa Home & Garden as Key Account Manager. The hiring of Graves is another indication of continued growth for the Atlanta-based home décor company. With recent product additions in candles and apparel, and an expanded showroom experience, Napa has realized over 20 percent growth to date in 2017.

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“This is another example of our progress,” said Jerry Cunningham, Napa CEO. “With Cindy, Napa is positioned to offer more attention to the needs of multiple-store retailers.”

Graves’ main task will be to work with Napa’s key accounts, focusing initially on expanding Napa’s business with furniture stores, catalogs and regional chains. She will also be responsible for developing key account business for Napa across all business segments.

Graves brings to Napa over 25 years of sales experience in the home décor and gift categories and has worked as sales manager for leading companies such as CBK, Evergreen Enterprises and Kalalou. Graves built her reputation as a strategic thinker and manager with the Ivystone Group, where she directed numerous sales teams in the southeast region, including sales of Napa products.

“Very few companies can deliver the stunning product that Napa can, and very few can deliver the product attributes key accounts demand,” said Graves. “I am extremely excited to be joining the Napa team.”

“Cindy is uniquely qualified to understand the individual needs of each account,” added KC Cunningham, Napa president and creative director. “She is a delight to work with and very well connected within the industry.”

Graves will report to Jerry Cunningham, Napa CEO, and will work closely with the Napa product design team. She will also coordinate efforts with Christy Sims, national sales manager, and Peter Jackson, VP e-commerce sales.

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