Our Management Team
Erik Sjogren is our CEO and joined the team in April this year. Erik is a results driven leader with broad cross-functional experience who has held several key management roles at Georgia Pacific over his 21 years. Erik has a bachelor’s degree from Frankin and Marshall College along with an MBA from Emory University. Erik lives in Atlanta with his wife and 4 children.
Steve is an established finance leader with experience in the consumer products sector, as well as continuous improvement and business optimization. He was the CFO at Newell brands, prior to which he held a variety of senior finance roles at Halyard Health and Kimberly Clark. On a personal note, Steve is a proud father of three young men – ages 20, 18, and 15. Based in Alpharetta (Atlanta) he enjoys traveling, camping, kayaking, boating, hiking and fishing. In addition, as an alumnus of the University of Alabama, he is a passionate college football fan.
Jack is the Chief Operating Officer of Design Group Americas and joined DG in 2020 as part of the acquisition of CSS Industries. Jack joined CSS Industries in 2017 after a 30-year career with DuPont. Jack is responsible for the functions of manufacturing, distribution, logistics, supply chain, customer service, Asia sourcing, procurement, and Information Technology. He holds an MBA from University of Delaware as well as a BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Originally from Houston, Texas, Jack currently resides near Philadelphia, PA with his wife Laurie and has two grown sons.
Denise is the Chief Human Resources Officer, joining Design Group from the 2020 acquisition of CSS Industries (which she joined in 2004). Denise leads HR for the entire Americas territory as well as other major corporate projects and initiatives. Denise received a BA in Psychology from Purdue University, and a MS in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology from University of Baltimore. She is SPHR certified. Denise and her husband William, and daughter Sophia reside in Mountain Top, PA.
Chief Commercial Officer
Erica joined Design Group Americas in June of 2019 as the SVP of Sales. Her responsibilities have grown to include Product Development, Design, Insights and Analytics along with Sales across all DGA categories of business with complete P&L responsibilities. She spent the early part of her career at Mattel and Unilever. She received her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Business Administration from McMaster University. Erica lives in Atlanta, GA with her two children.