OUR TEAM IS YOUR TEAM
HAT delivers an outstanding product but, just as importantly, puts an emphasis on a sales, management and support team that brings value and experience to each client. We know that sales logistics, competitive pricing, timely deliveries and dependable service come from people who know the industry. So don’t think of HAT as a face-less supplier; we thrive on getting out and meeting, supporting and educating our clients everyday.
When you work with HAT, on installations big and small, you’ll get the knowledge and help of our core team:
With over 30 years in the furniture industry, Brian knows how to deliver the best products to clients. Brian led BRG, then one of Silicon Valley’s largest dealerships, for 20 years, managing demanding global clients, aggressive timetables and exacting budgets. Brian knows the intricacies of the client-dealership relationship and the importance of service, pricing and producing great products.
In addition to creating a previous successful contract furniture company with Brian, Tony brings executive experience from the media and Internet sectors. Tony brought his leadership of tech start-ups to bear when he helped make HAT a frontrunner in open workplace environments. Tony keeps a close eye on HAT’s industry-leading customer service, rapid response times and overall value proposition.
Andrew has been a senior sales leader for several of the world’s largest office furniture manufacturers (including Knoll and Teknion) so he understands the need to deliver dependable, affordable and timely solutions. Andrew believes in educating clients on options for open space environments, which allows them to make the best decisions for the ultimate end-user.
With over 25 years of sales in the contract furniture industry in Southern California, Kitty has extensive experience with major Herman Miller and Steelcase dealers. She has served as a manufacturer rep for large ergonomic companies such as Humanscale, Baker/Métier, and SitOnIt Seating. Kitty understands the importance of partnerships with dealers to produce outstanding projects.
Charles M. Mullins CID, has used his charming personality and dedication to achieve success in his 28 years in the commercial furniture industry. During his career, he has worked for Kimball Office Group, Halcon, Arcadia and also as an Ergonomic Consultant for a major entertainment studio. Charles has developed long term business relationships with furniture dealers, designers and multiple end-user industries. Let Char-ming Charles’ expertise take your office furniture needs’ to the next new level.
Mitch has 15 years specifically in the ergonomic contract furnishing industry, with positions at HumanScale and ESI. He is fluent in product differentiations, both in big-concept and in important details. Mitch’s background helps him make a project successful for the end user, the dealer and the design firm.
In his 16 years of working in the furniture industry (including 14 years at a Fremont-based furniture installation company), Antoni has grown his expertise in business administration, office management, accounting, and generating professional layouts in GIZA.
At HAT, Tony (for short) supports our national sales team in all aspects and serves as HAT’s utility infielder . He is well versed in account management, order entry, invoices and happy to be called an “all around guy” of the HAT family.
Mollie has over 20 years of experience in facilities planning and furniture sales. She was previously Operations Manger for AVA Furniture Group and has been with HAT since the company’s first day. Mollie relishes managing orders for varied clients and meeting their unique needs.
Juan has over 25 years of logistical mastery in our industry. Formerly a project manager for AVA Furniture Group, an installation manager within a furniture dealership, and a customer liaison for a global office retailer, Juan now handles all aspects of orders for HAT customers. He is an enthusiastic communicator and coordinator.
As an Account Manager at HAT Contract, Sarah Gabatino makes it her mission to provide a streamlined order process and on-time delivery to our customers. With over 15 years of experience in business administration, project management, sales operations, and finance, Sarah brings a wealth of skills to her role at HAT.
David got his start in the furniture business 15 years ago, moving steadily up the ranks from warehouse worker to lead installer. Given his extensive experience in installation, servicing, shipping, and warehouse management for some of the largest tech companies in Silicon Valley (including 4 years at Google), David has become an integral part of our operations at HAT.
Wendy has over 10 years in the world of finance. She previously worked for AVA Furniture Group (specializing in contract casegoods and seating), which was acquired by Mayline Group, and PC company Acer. Wendy’s sound management of HAT finances allows us to keep a large inventory while investing in new product options.
Andreina gives special attention to managing payments and credits for HAT’s SPIF program with dealerships. In addition, she handles accounts payable and receivable. Andreina excels on prompt action for all business needs at HAT and assists our Customer Service team when projects call for extra coordination.
Mark Alves, an alumni of San Jose State University in Accounting, has been working in the finance sector for almost 10 years. He started as a business banker at Wells Fargo, moving up to accounts payable specialist of Satellite Healthcare. His skills are well utilized in our ever growing accounting department where he is responsible for all outgoing payments.