Here are a few people that our founder, Nicole Lashae Ben, has worked with and stories of how they are thriving in the interior design industry.
Founder, Baldieri srl
"As a manager for the US of an Italian Lighting company, Viabizzuno, I had the opportunity to observe Nicole working in our showroom in New York. Nicole is passionate and problem solving, she could manage the office needs, keep daily relations with the headquarter in Italy, and great communications with clients all over the US. She is positive thinking, proactive and very helpful; she was alway kind and hilarious. I couldn't achieve the company goals without her commitment."
Designer Sales Representative, Koroseal
"When I started working at Koroseal, I had no sales experience. Despite, Nicole took me under wing and taught me all the ins and outs of the business. She is the mentor I didn’t know I needed. I have implemented many of Nicole's strategies throughout my career and have since become an award-winning sales rep, bringing in over $4mil in sales in the last 3 years.
Working with Nicole was super pleasant. We quickly developed from coworkers to confidants. Something that is impossible if the energy between two individuals isn’t nurturing."
National Sales Manager, Fabric Images, Inc.
"Nicole is an exceptionally perceptive and hard-working individual. She is constantly identifying ways to improve her performance in order to achieve company goals. Being proactive comes second nature."
Specification Sales, Stan Deutsch Associates
"Nicole is one of the most responsive and pleasant people I've ever worked with. Her desire to learn as much as possible coupled with an impressive business acumen made her a high caliber sales partner within the architectural specification market."
Former Digital Coordinator, Koroseal
"I had the opportunity of working with Nicole on several digital wallcovering projects, including custom wallcoverings for guest rooms, corridors, and ballrooms for The Park Lane Hotel in NYC, which was designed by Yabu Pushelberg. That project, which totaled over $300K in custom wallcoverings alone, was very intricate. Working with Nicole was always easy. She made sure we worked as a team to meet and exceed customer's expectations. When problems arose, Nicole found the best solution in the shortest amount of time."
Interior Design Manager, Sonder Inc.
"Every design office is different, Nicole honed in on our company (Gene Kauffman Architects) during our first visit. From that meeting on, it felt as if Koroseal was producing specifically for our needs. We didn't have to sift through products in order to find items that would be useful for us; her expertise was incredibly helpful and saved us time over and over again.
Nicole also provided us with an essentials book that we utilized on every project. This collection of wallcovering was priced aggressively and was a quick go to spec we used on all of the back of house spaces."