“Dianne has an incredible eye for colour and she always finds just the right fabrics to complete our design projects. She was very patient and allowed us the time we needed to make our decorating decisions with complete confidence.”
Juliet & Angus,
clients of Dianne Wallis, Ontario
Award-winning executive to head LIVV! Accessories for Decorating Den Interiors
Easton, MD - Linda Burzynski began her career in direct sales, went on to lead several franchise companies, served on the board of directors of the International Franchise Association, and has won numerous awards such as being named Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001 by the Minorities and Women Division of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Most recently, she agreed to become executive director of LIVV! Accessories (www.livvhomeaccessories.com), the direct sales sister company of Decorating Den Interiors.
"Linda is recognized in the sales industry as a top recruiter, organizer and leader," says James S. Bugg, Sr., chairman of Decorating Den Interiors (www.decoratingden.com). "We are confident that these traits will help LIVV! Accessories grow into being the preeminent home accessories source in the industry."
Decorating Den Interiors and its LIVV! Accessories unit were named a 2012 Retail Star by Home Accents Today magazine, a leading publication in the home furnishings industry. LIVV! Accessories are sold by LIVV! Stylists at accessories parties held in homes, business locations or at organizational meetings.
Burzynski began her sales career with Creative Expressions as a part time sales consultant. She earned a position as a regional manager, where she recruited, trained and supervised 1700 independent sales consultants. Bugg recruited her to join Decorating Den Interiors in 1985 as a franchise sales executive. Bugg quickly recognized her good skills, her ability to award franchises, her superior recruiting and promoted her to senior vice president of franchise development. She subsequently served as senior vice president, retail and senior vice president, operations. The Bugg\Burzynski team led the company to significant growth in the US and Canada.
Burzynski then accepted a position as president and chief operating officer of Molly Maid, and led the company from $10 million a year in client revenues to $86 million in five years. She later served as chief executive of franchise company CMIT, also leading it to significant growth. Most recently, she has been president of The Franchise CEO Network and founder of VL Services, a franchise consulting service.
Burzynski is a member of the Enterprising Women Magazine Hall of Fame and a recipient of the International Franchise Association's Bonnie Levine Award, which is bestowed upon a female franchisor or franchisee who has contributed to the growth of franchising.
"Linda began her sales and management career in direct sales, and LIVV! is a great fit with her experience," says Bugg. "She was a delight to work with 25 years ago and it a pleasure to work with her again."
ABOUT DECORATING DEN INTERIORS:
Decorating Den Interiors was founded in 1969 and is the largest home furnishings and interior design franchise business in North America. The Bugg family has provided its leadership since 1984. Jim Bugg, Sr., chairman, is former chairman of the International Franchise Association and a member of its Franchise Hall of Fame. Jim Bugg, Jr. is president and chief executive officer. Carol Donayre Bugg, ASID, DDCD, author of five books on decorating, serves as vice president and director of design. Her latest book is "Decorating...the Professional Touch," Each Decorating Den Interiors decorator has access to thousands of samples of designer window, wall, floor covering, furniture and accessory products, all brought directly to the each client's home or office. Their work is regularly featured in interior decorating magazines, journals and books.
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