Brighton, CO. – June 22, 2015 – Greenleaf Wholesale Florist Inc. today announced Robert “Rob” Spikol has been appointed as Greenleaf’s Chief Operating Officer.
Greenleaf Wholesale Florist announces the appointment of Robert “Rob” Spikol as Chief Operating Officer, effective June 22, 2015. With over 20 years in the floral industry, Rob has extensive first-hand experience in day-to-day operations of both wholesale and retail operations, managing multi-city profit centers, centralized purchasing and revitalizing older operations.
"Rob Spikol is joining our executive team at a perfect time" said Scott Kitayama, President of Greenleaf Wholesale Florist. "Last fall we started making significant changes in our organization after doing business the same way for nearly 40 years. I am confident Rob will significantly improve Greenleaf's operations and achieve our short and long term goals faster."
Beginning his career in the floral industry in 1991, Rob rose through the ranks of Flower World for 12 years from a position in Sales to Director of Operations. During his career over more recent years, he has served in positions such as General Manager, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The McCarthy Group of Florists which owns and operates multi-branded, well-known retail floral stores throughout the United States and a wholesale floral division in Denver.
Rob brings excellent sales, marketing, operational and business enhancement skills with proven experience generating top and bottom-line growth. “I’m extremely excited to be part of Greenleaf’s new sales building and operational initiatives” Spikol says, “I believe there is no better place to join, than this focused true believing company in our industry”. Rob shares our belief that there is great opportunity in the floral industry, and we recognize it will take a strong team of dedicated people to realize this to its fullest potential.
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