Los Angeles — Lamps Plus, a leading specialty lighting retailer, has appointed Jason Goldberger to chief executive officer, effective September 18, 2023. Co-founder Dennis Swanson will remain on the board, using his decades of experience to advise Goldberger.
A well-established executive with 30 years of digital and retail experience, Goldberger brings a proven track record in brand growth and success. Having spent the majority of his career in home décor sectors, Goldberger has held CEO roles at Sur La Table, Dollar Shave Club, and Blue Nile, as well as the role of chief digital officer and president of Target.com.
Goldberger joins Lamps Plus just 14 months after Nexus Capital Management LP announced its investment in Lamps Plus.
“I’m delighted and grateful for the opportunity to lead the future growth and success of Lamps Plus, a truly iconic and historic brand. Dennis and Manja Swanson have built an incredible business over the last 47+ years that is unmatched in the lighting industry, and it’s an honor to lead the team. I thank them for entrusting me as we continue to keep Lamps Plus at the forefront of the industry, and I look forward to continuing our work with Dennis as an advisor and board member,” says Goldberger.
Adds Swanson: “Jason is a powerful and experienced leader who has demonstrated years of notable success in the home industry and beyond. His vast knowledge of the lighting and furniture business are unparalleled, and his many years in the industry will carry Lamps Plus into the future as we remain the market leader in lighting. We are pleased to have him join our team.”
In addition to advisory work with Swanson, Goldberger will work directly with the Lamps Plus leadership team, including Clark Linstone, president & COO; CMO David Luebke; and Terre Wellington, senior vice president of store operations.
Established in 1976 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Lamps Plus is the nation’s largest specialty lighting retailer, with 35 stores in the western United States. Lamps Plus carries a full range of lighting and home furnishings.
SOURCE: Lamps Plus