DALLAS — Industry veteran Dave Savula has joined Dallas Market Center as business development strategist, responsible for growth strategy across the marketplace with special focus on home décor/design and gift.
He brings more than 25 years of experience to Dallas Market Center, most recently having served in executive roles with IMC and AmericasMart. Savula reports to Dallas Market Center President and CEO Cindy Morris.
“Dave has the respect of the industry, the vision for strategic growth, and the track record of innovation,” said Cindy Morris. “We’re thrilled to welcome him to the team. His role is to identify new opportunities and to help capitalize upon our trajectory for trade events and daily business. I’m confident he will help attract new resources and enhance the marketplace experience for buyers and sellers.”
“I’m pleased to join a company with such tremendous momentum and that balances an aggressive growth mindset with a focus on customer partnerships,” Savula said. “Dallas Market Center is the talk of the wholesale trade in North America and for good reason. They understand where the business is heading, they are staying true to their family-owned company values, and they are committed to creating outstanding opportunities for brands to connect with buyers.”
Editor-in-Chief Allison Zisko first joined HFN in 1998 and spent many years covering the tabletop category before widening her scope to all home furnishings. In her current role, she oversees all aspects of HFN, including its print and digital products, and represents the brand at home and abroad through presentations, panel discussions and HFN’s podcast, The Inside Scoop.