Steelyard, the industry’s leading online product resource for the interior design community, announced today that Derrick Ricketts has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development. Ricketts brings a wealth of experience within the industry, having most recently served as Vice President of Leasing, Home & Design for the Dallas Market Center.
Ricketts will be responsible for continuing Steelyard’s success in bringing top industry brands to the platform and helping to give them dedicated access to the rapidly growing designer sales channel. He will continue to diversify Steelyard’s offering of product sources to Steelyard’s professional audience across all categories and price points, and will work with Steelyard’s current brand roster to continue to increase their visibility and presence within the design community.
Shawn Hughes, Chairman and CEO of Steelyard, said "We've always been impressed with Derrick in his role at the Dallas Market Center and his excellent reputation in the industry. We think he'll be a tremendous asset to Steelyard's executive team and are thrilled to have him join us."
"I am looking forward to being a member of the Steelyard team,” said Ricketts. “The business models for our industry are changing rapidly thus giving Steelyard the opportunity to offer brand partners a unique sales distribution channel to members of the design community. As the landscape changes, Steelyard will be leading the way with its innovative technology to connect the two parties together. “