QUALITY.

RELIABILITY.

FLEXIBILITY.

At Jamie Stern Furniture, Carpet & Leather, we strive to facilitate the design process by enabling absolute creative freedom. We view every project as an opportunity to prove ourselves to our customers and we do so by offering exceptional quality, reliable service and unprecedented flexibility. As a result, interior designers have been specifying our products on a wide array of hospitality, corporate and residential projects for nearly 40 years. At Jamie Stern, we believe that specifying design materials should not only be easy, it should also be fun!

MISSION.

Our mission is to provide interior designers with more say in the design process than they ever thought possible. We view our clients as true collaborators and work closely with them through each stage of product specification. We own and operate many of our own production facilities while also maintaining long-standing partnerships with artisan producers around the world. By controlling the manufacturing process ourselves, we eliminate long-standing obstacles such as excessive price points and drawn-out lead times.

By building strong relationships with our clients and providing them with full access to our extensive manufacturing capabilities, we have refined the design process, making it more direct and personalized. The end result ensures that standard and custom projects alike are executed professionally and capture the designer’s entire creative vision.

VISION.

“From my earliest years in the design industry, I observed a real lack of flexibility in terms of both design capabilities and price points. High-end showrooms and standard binders were the norm and severely limited designers’ creative freedom. I felt that if I could create a company that controlled the manufacturing process, I could address these concerns and provide designers with unlimited options. I knew there were designers who thrived on creativity but were often held back by budgets and inflexible standard programs. I wanted them to come to me for solutions to a myriad of design needs, from color and style to dimensions and price point. That was true 40 years ago and it’s still true today.”

-Jamie Stern

Meet Our Leadership Team

Above all, we are a team. At Jamie Stern, we are committed to building a supportive environment, one which sees us encouraging each other and sharing in all our growth and success. Each member of our team is focused on providing outstanding service to complement the exceptional quality and value of our furniture, carpet and leather.
Jamie Stern Owner and CEO

Jamie Stern

Owner & CEO

Jamie Stern has been working in the A&D industry for over 40 years and has extensive experience in the selling, manufacturing and designing of furniture, carpet and leather. He has a great affinity for rugs made of natural fibers, aniline-dyed leathers and bespoke furniture projects. Throughout his career, Jamie has strived to bring the designer closer to the manufacturing process to enable absolute creative freedom. Whether a designer opts for a standard or custom product, Jamie believes specifying design materials should not only be easy, it should also be fun!
Chris Banner National Sales Manager for Jamie Stern

Chris Banner

National Sales Manager

Chris Banner has over 15 years of Sales Management experience within the commercial interiors sector. He has previously managed sales teams across Europe, the UK and the US before joining Jamie Stern to build up and head the National Sales Team. Chris and his team work diligently to ensure a seamless customer experience and look forward to assisting you with your next furniture, carpet or leather project!
Jamie Stern Marketing Director Kelly

Kelly Averill Shaw

Director of Marketing

Kelly Averill Shaw serves as the Director of Marketing for Jamie Stern, leading all marketing, communication and brand-building efforts for the company. Over the past two decades, she has shaped brand architecture, created content, driven social media strategy and built brand identities for small businesses and global brands alike. In 2014, she obtained her Masters of Arts in Graphic Communications Management & Technology from New York University. Kelly’s primary objective is to help build Jamie Stern into a nationally recognized and sought-after brand for furniture, carpet and leather in the A&D industry!
Ysabel Affoumado

Ysabel Affoumado

Vice President of Global Operations

Ysabel Affoumado has over 13 years of Operational Management experience within the interior design sector. In 2001, she obtained her MBA in Logistics and Human Resources, which helped propel her into this exciting career. She originally joined Jamie Stern as the head of the Logistics department before moving up to her current position as Vice President of Global Operations. Ysabel and her team work diligently with various factories, departments and partners to ensure every item is beautifully designed, expertly crafted and competitively priced. As with the rest of the Jamie Stern team, Ysabel is always looking forward to the next project!
Gloria Solecito CFO Jamie Stern

Gloria Solecitto

Chief Financial Officer

Gloria Solecitto joined the Jamie Stern team in 2011. As CFO, her primary focus is on managing the company’s finances including the daily operations, management of financial risks, securing funding, budgeting and Financial Planning & Analysis. Additionally, her other pivotal roles include overseeing the company’s internal controls, IT and HR. She is passionate about the Jamie Stern business model and appreciates the niche the company represents in the industry. Gloria is very excited about the success and growth she has observed over the past ten years and only anticipates more of the same!
Brian Castro

Bryan Castro

Operations Manager

Bryan Castro serves as the Operations Manager, overseeing all aspects of sampling, shipping and inventory for the furniture, carpet and leather divisions. He graduated from Berkeley College in 2016 with a BA in Business Management and has worked in Operations and Design Resources for over ten years. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer and basketball as well as cycling.

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