Team

Business, made personal.

Experience, attention to detail, and a great eye—our team has what it takes to transform your workspace into something extraordinary.

No matter your budget, we’ll find the right product solution for your requirements and help you create an exceptional space.

Andy Armosino

Senior Account Executive

Andy started with Sam Clar Office Furniture in 1987. With over 30 years of contract furniture experience, Andy specializes in working with clients who have multiple regional or national facilities.

Brandy Wilson

Design Director

Brandy joined Sam Clar as a Designer in 2006. During her tenure with Sam Clar, Brandy has worked on projects ranging from small startups, to Fortune 500 Headquarters. Brandy holds a degree in Interior Design from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), San Francisco.

Brian Flores

Customer Service & Dispatch

Brian joined Sam Clar in 1997 and heads up our Customer Service and delivery logistics team.

Dan Peters

Director of Inside Sales & Project Operations

Dan joined Sam Clar in 1995. Over the years he has worked in various sales operations positions, and currently is responsible for store operations and sales, as well as acting as a Senior Project Manager.

Donna Cherlin

Senior Account Executive

Donna joined Sam Clar in 2014 and focuses on local and regional accounts in the North Bay and San Francisco region.

Prior to Sam Clar, Donna spent 25 years in the contract furniture industry, delivering creative and innovative design and furniture solutions to her diverse client base.

Gary Fiammengo

Business Development

Gary joined Sam Clar in late 2002, and focuses on Marketing and New Business Development.

Since 1991, Gary has worked in the contract office furniture industry at the dealership level. During his career Gary has worked throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area, with clients ranging from fast growing start ups, to Fortune 500 Corporations.

 

Joel Medina

Account Executive

Joel joined Sam Clar in 2002. Joel focuses his efforts on providing creative solutions for small to medium size organizations.

John Schwartz

President & CEO

John entered the industry with Sam Clar Office Furniture in 1991. From 1992 to 1995, John worked in various areas of the organization, focusing on operations, as well as working in marketing and advertising, vendor relations, and finance. John took over as President of Sam Clar in 1996, and is the 4th generation of the Clar family to manage the business.

 

Kristi Shanahan

Business Development

Kristi brings 16 years of education sector experience to Sam Clar. Kristi specializes in understanding the rapidly changing trends in classroom and campus design, and understands the unique requirements in working with our K-12 and Post-Secondary education clients.

Michael Soares

Senior Designer

Michael joined the Sam Clar design staff as a Senior Designer in 2014. Michael brings over 20 years of contract furniture design and planning experience to our team.

Michael holds a degree in technical illustration.

Nicole Beadle

Senior Designer

Nicole joined the Sam Clar design staff in 2010. Prior to Sam Clar, Nicole worked as a commercial designer in the contract furniture industry.

Nicole holds a degree in Interior Design from California State University, Sacramento.

Paul Young

Operations Manager

Paul joined the Sam Clar organization in 1997 in an operations capacity. In June of 2006, Paul transitioned to his current role as Operations Manager, overseeing all Corporate Operations.

Paul graduated from California State University, East Bay with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Paul has received full installation Certification from Allsteel Inc., on their various worstation product lines.

Rachel Leaverton

Senior Account Executive, LEED AP

Rachel joined Sam Clar in 2007 as a marketing and furniture applications specialist. Rachel focuses on educating the Architect and Interior Design community, as well as Post Secondary Educational users, on the latest product innovations, applications, and workplace trends, relating to contract office furniture.

 

Randy Johnson

Project Coordinator

Randy joined the Sam Clar organization in 2016 as Project Coordinator. Prior to joining Sam Clar, Randy was a production coordinator with Bio-Marin and Fisher Scientific.

Randy attended California State University, San Francisco, focusing on classic literature and ancient cultures.

Terry McGuinness

Senior Account Executive

Terry has over 20 years of sales and account management experience in the contract furniture industry, both on the dealer side and the manufacturer side. Throughout her career, Terry has worked with companies ranging from mid sized regional organizations to name brand Fortune 500 corporations.

Travis Setterbo

Business Development

Travis joined Sam Clar in 2018. Prior to joining Sam Clar, Travis spent 10 years in the hospitality industry, working in various capacities including marketing and sales.