Title: President, Chief Executive Officer
Company: FFO Home
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States of America
Lawrence Zigerelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of FFO Home, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in management and business administration.
Living in New York, Mr. Zigerelli received a call from a private equity firm, which was almost bankrupt, and he took the opportunity to help the company, growing it into a successful organization. Always adept at consumer products, retail, and helping people find the right products, Mr. Zigerelli saw the opportunity as a huge chance to help the business. In order to succeed in his field, he has always strived to surround himself with diverse and talented people who challenge his intellect and high standards. In addition, he is an active member of the board of directors for the Home Furnishings Association.
Mr. Zigerelli began his career as a consumer response specialist for Proctor & Gamble, where he worked from 1980 to 1999 before moving on to serve as the executive vice president of corporate development at CVS Corp. From 2002 to 2006, he found great success at Meijer Inc., acting as the senior vice president of marketing, advertising, and corporate development. He took on the role of senior vice president of merchandising, then executive vice president, director, and then president of the company. Between 2010 and 2012, Mr. Zigerelli leveraged his expertise as the president of Cheaper Peepers before entering his current position as the president and chief executive officer of FFO Home.
In addition, Mr. Zigerelli worked as the president and chief executive officer of Duckwall-ALCO Stores Inc., and as the chairman of the board for Levitz Furniture. In preparation for his career, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in administrative science from Yale University in 1980. Notably, under his leadership, he has earned his company recognition as the Top Performing Company by Sun Capital. Additionally, Mr. Zigerelli was named the Marketing Leader of the Year by the National Drug Store Association. He was the youngest general manager in company history at Proctor & Gamble and was recognized as one of the top three brand managers. As a further testament to his success, Mr. Zigerelli has been featured multiple editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business and Who’s Who in America.
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