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Four Hands promotes Jerome Kearns to Executive Vice President and COO

Furniture World Magazine


Jerome Kearns

Four Hands, a leader in lifestyle home furnishings, announced the promotion of Jerome Kearns to executive vice president and chief operating officer. Kearns joined Four Hands as chief operating officer in 2008.

In his expanded role, Kearns will have the primary responsibility of spearheading efforts to streamline the product development cycle, warehouse and logistics operations and daily operations of the company. Kearns continues to report to Matthew Briggs, president and CEO of Four Hands.

“Since Jerome joined Four Hands two years ago, he has not only added value to every aspect of the company but has truly established himself as a natural leader who exemplifies our companies core values,” stated Matthew Briggs, CEO and president of Four Hands. “He has immersed himself in the business and has become an invaluable asset in helping guide the direction and strategy of level within the company our organization.”

Kearns was previously with Motion Computing where he was the Senior Vice President of global operations. This change coincides with Kearns handing over the leadership of the sales force to Chris Miller, who joined the company in 2010.

ABOUT FOUR HANDS: Four Hands, based in Austin, Texas, is a global manufacturer and wholesaler of home furnishings. The company, which celebrates its 15th year in business in 2010, sells to hundreds of small and large retailers around the globe. As a three-time winner of Inc. Magazine's "Top 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies," and a back-to-back winner of Texas Monthly's "Best Companies to Work for in Texas," Four Hands is one of the most dynamic companies in the furniture industry today. The company also has been named to the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City/Business Week’s Top 100 list for six consecutive years. Four Hands has showrooms in High Point, NC; Atlanta; Las Vegas and Austin.