• Leadership Changes at ESI

    November 19, 2018 ❬ Back To The Latest



    Mesa, AZ – August 27, 2018 - ESI announced today that Mark Rhoades, President, will be leaving ESI on December 1, 2018.  According to John Fellowes, CEO of Fellowes, Inc., “Over the past two and a half years, Mark has provided tremendous leadership in his role as President of ESI, initiating its next chapter of growth and prosperity. During his time at ESI, Mark comprehensively implemented new and effective management approaches, facilitated an acquisition to Fellowes Brands and successfully materialized a business structure for ESI to flourish within its new ownership structure. ESI is experiencing record growth and results. We will miss Mark’s daily leadership, however, I would like to express sincere gratitude for the incredible impact that Mark has made to ESI.” 

    Rhoades will join the ESI Board of Advisors along with Carol Keogh, John Keogh, Rob Day, and John Fellowes. He will also take on an ongoing consulting role with ESI.



    Rob Day will be promoted to General Manager of ESI on November 19, 2018. Last year, Rob relocated from Atlanta to join the ESI leadership team in Mesa, Arizona to continue in his role as Executive Vice President, Sales. “Rob has excelled in his current role and is well-suited for this greater management responsibility. In his new role, he will lead the entire team in Mesa, Arizona. He will report directly to myself”, stated John Fellowes. 



    Mesa, AZ – October 29, 2018 - ESI announced that Todd Holderness joined the company as Executive Vice President of Global Sales. Holderness will provide leadership, direction and resource stewardship to ESI’s sales function. As ESI’s senior-most sales leader, he will be accountable for the overall sales organization’s performance and aligning sales objectives with business strategy. He will report directly to Rob Day, General Manager.

    Holderness brings 30 years of experience in the furniture industry. He joins ESI from Global Furniture Group where he oversaw sales and new product development in seating. He was also previously with SitOnIt, Jami Inc., and ABCO Office Furniture.

    “Todd brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge that makes him the right leader for this key position.  We are confident that his contribution will not only add to our continuing success but also help us surpass our goals for the future,” said Day.

    “ESI has a reputation of being the best mid-market solution with movement inspired products for today’s changing office environments.  It is a privilege to take on this role and work closely with ESI’s leadership and the sales organization to exceed customer expectations while leveraging the ESI model of operational excellence, product innovation and speed to market in the global marketplace,” said Holderness.



    Mesa, AZ – November 12, 2018 – Julie Dillon has been promoted by ESI to Senior Vice President of Sales, US Northeast & Canada Regions.  Julie has been with ESI for ten years and has been instrumental in growing her market above the industry average.  In her new role, Julie will be responsible for sales leadership, an increased positive customer experience, and market distribution expansion.  She will report to Todd Holderness, Executive Vice President of Global Sales.  Ali Churchman, Vice President of Sales, Canada, will report to Julie.

    “During my tenure with ESI, I have had the privilege of participating in an exciting growth period of the company’s history while working with an exceptional group of industry leaders and professionals. ESI continues to pursue exciting new opportunities and I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to further growth,” said Dillon.

    “Julie brings with her a depth of experience in the industry and we are confident she is the right leader to position the Northeast and Canada for further growth,” said Holderness.