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May 03, 2016

U.S. News

On Track for Record Year, Mary & Martha Announces Executive Promotions

DaySpring-owned Mary & Martha is appointing three executives from within its own ranks, the company said Tuesday.

Mary & Martha launched in 2008 as the direct sales division of DaySpring, a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards Inc. The Arkansas-based brand offers a range of home décor, stationery and accessories featuring Christian themes.

This year is on track to be the strongest yet for Mary & Martha, and the man leading that growth, Mike Markovich, has been named General Manager. Markovich has spent more than 30 years at DaySpring in various management roles. At Mary & Martha, he has focused on improving the product portfolio and supply chain, raising the profile of the brand, and promoting internal talent.

The company also announced the promotion of Kim Gentile to National Sales Director. Gentile, who has more than 30 years of direct sales experience, works with the brand’s Consultants in the areas of training, recognition and leadership development. Under her leadership, the salesforce has doubled in size in the past eight months.

The final addition to Mary & Martha’s leadership team is Stephen Barnett, now Senior Finance and Operations Manager. In two years with the company, Barnett has built systems infrastructure to improve the online customer experience, launched the personalization category, and enhanced the Consultant career plan.