November 4, 2016, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – Do it Best Corp. announced today the selection of Nick Talarico as the co-op’s new Vice President of Sales and Business Development, effective November 14.
In this position, Talarico will lead a team of professional sales consultants committed to helping the co-op’s member-owners grow their businesses while attracting new members to Do it Best Corp. He’ll oversee the Retail Performance and field sales teams in addition to member services, INCOM Distributor Supply, and the International department.
Talarico’s introduction to Do it Best Corp. began in his role as outside auditor with Crowe Horwath LLP, where he consulted regularly on the co-op’s business processes and recommended best practices to enhance operations. He joined Do it Best Corp. in 2009 as the Manager of Internal Audit. Over the next five years, Talarico gained valuab
le insights and experience working and consulting with the board of directors, member-owners, the executive leadership team, and across all divisions to enhance the co-op’s processes and practices. In 2014, he was promoted to Divisional Manager in Merchandising. In this leadership role, he demonstrated a keen understanding of the sales cycle to provide the right merchandise mix to members and then help them sell those products profitably.
Talarico replaces Jay Brown
, who retires on December 31 after serving as VP of Sales and Business Development for the past nine years.
“It’s a privilege to join the exceptional executive leadership team at Do it Best Corp.,” Talarico said. “I’ve really appreciated the unique member-focused culture of service we have here and I look forward to helping our member-owners grow their businesses while welcoming new members into the Do it Best family.”
Overall, Talarico has more than 15 years of experience in sales, consulting and supply chain management. He earned his master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. He and his wife Beth have three sons, Harrison, Pierceton and Theodore.
“On behalf of our leadership team and our board of directors, we are very excited to have someone with Nick’s proven track record stepping in to this critical role,” said Dan Starr, President and CEO of Do it Best Corp. “Nick has shown himself, time and again, to be a visionary team leader with a strong emphasis on delivering outstanding results.”About Do it Best Corp.
Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., Do it Best Corp. is the only U.S.-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales surpassing $3 billion, Do it Best Corp. is the second largest co-op in the industry, serving thousands of member-owned locations in the United States and in 52 other countries. For more information, visit www.doitbestcorp.com
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