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Shari Mueller


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Profile Summary









Accomplished sales and design professional dedicated to building lasting client relationships leading to referral business.  Spotlight on high-growth residential builders, developers and interior designer clients. Lead strategic business building initiatives by identifying and targeting soon-to-be clients, and exceeding their expectations leading to business growth.  A deep dedication to closing sales through exemplary customer service. A self-starter with strong leadership and organizational traits who enjoys contributing to a prosperous, collaborative, team-oriented, and dynamic work environment 

Residential Interior Design  Outside Sales • Showroom Sales • Customer Acquisition & Retention Project Management Leadership & Team Building New Business Development Sales Management Creative Problem Solving • Marketing Strategy   



·   Sound ability to multitask and remain professional in fast-paced environments

·   Managerial skills including supervision of 25+ employees

·   Ability to initiate, develop and maintain professional relationships

·   Work with clients on current issues, strategize and implement effective business solutions

·   Utilize CRM for organization, time management, and reporting progress  

·   Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills





WDC Kitchen & Bath – TORRANCE, CA                                                                             August 2016 – Current

Business-building sales professional pioneering the market in the South Bay and West Side of Los Angeles

·       Assure client satisfaction through friendly follow-up and outstanding customer service·     

·       Introduced residential construction industry reports to WDC for on-site prospecting

·       Forged strategic relationships with residential developers, contractors, and designers, opening up a large client base

·       Work to exceed client’s core needs for best price and on-time delivery

·       Create content marketing initiatives for developer, builder and interior design industries

·       Focus sales presentations on key, personalized client benefits

·    Designed and launched a new name and logo, helping to re-brand WarehouseDiscount Center to WDC Kitchen & Bath Center

 ·      Utilize CRM to track progress while keeping management informed through activity reports

·       Apply revenue growth strategy plan

·       Through leadership initiatives, make positive contributions to the team effort of the company

SHOPDEKOR, LLC - PALOS VERDES PENINSULA, CA                                                      July 2012 – August 2015


·       Launched the first online marketplace connecting Interior Designers in the U.S. directly to          wholesale antique and vintage furnishings, art and décor housed in dealer’s warehouses throughout Europe, providing economies of scale to design professionals and architects

·       Designed and introduced the Shopdekor website

·       Developed international supply chain

Ø  Identified wholesale suppliers throughout Europe

Ø  Instituted onboarding packet with business terms and conditions

Ø  Conducted price negotiations

·       Forged solid relationships with suppliers of mid-century and antique furnishings, art and décor

·       Provided clients with supplier management and support

·       Acquired consolidators and shipping companies in Europe

·       Created online sales platform

·       Designed logo and brand image launched website following in-depth market research

·       Implemented digital marketing and social media campaigns.


HOME COLOR MAKEOVER – RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA                                              February 2010 – July 2012


Provided interior design services to residential clients, specializing in color consultation, home furnishings, art, and decor

























Clothing Industry Experience


LUNADA CONSULTING & DESIGN – PALOS VERDES ESTATES, CA                                March 2009 – May 2011

Interior Stylist                                             

Designed interiors for high-end residential design-build firm specializing in new construction 

·   Collaborated with clients to establish overall budget

·   Responsible for creation of client presentations, job-site sub-contractor       meetings, project and lead-time management

·  Directed work crews in multiple disciplines

·  Sourced and selected building elements and their finishes, specified plumbing fixtures, appliances, furnishings, lighting, and hardware 

·  Designed custom furniture, selected rugs, sourced accessories and lighting per space plan

·   Achieved top billable hours and increased profits by 15% and 21% in 1st and 2nd year



-TORRANCE, CA                                                        April 2001 – November 2008


Successfully established wholesale import business for European vintage and antique furnishings

·       Sourced one-of-a-kind furniture, accessories, and art in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, France, and Spain 

·       Imported container shipments to the port of Los Angeles for delivery to our 10,000 sq. ft. showroom

·       Merchandised showroom vignettes

·       Marketed to clientele including retailers, interior designers, auctioneers, and in-house design clients

·       Instituted advertising campaign via emails, trade magazines, and mailers

·       Spearheaded monthly lecture series featuring experts in the field of antiques, art, and décor



– CULVER CITY, CA                                                              March 1994 – May 1998

Merchandise Manager - Women’s and children’s dress and sportswear company

·        Supervised design team, art department, pattern making and sewing staff

·        Increased sales volume over 4-year period by 45%



– SAN FRANCISCO, CA                                                 March 1985 – February 1994

Senior Merchandiser – Girl’s Sportswear and Dress Division

·        Managed creation and development of product lines for monthly New York markets

·        Grew division sales volume from $11M to $25M between 1989 - 1994