Our Leadership

Jerry Zhang – Chairman

Mr. Zhang is a successful entrepreneur in the U.S. and China and has 26 years of business experience. After purchasing the company in 1990, Mr. Zhang re-built and re-shaped what is now Nostalgia Home Fashions, Inc., in the U.S. and built Nostalgia's own manufacturing facilities in China from the ground up. Mr. Zhang holds a BA from Shandong University and an MBA from the University of Montana. Mr. Zhang attended advanced management programs at Harvard University, and received The Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award in 2005 by the State Council of China, Overseas Chinese office.  

 

Glen Giordano – Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Mr. Giordano has over 35 years of sales, marketing, merchandising and retail experience within the home textiles industry.  Glen has previously held senior sales and merchandising positions with Trade AM, Dan River, DWI Industries, Crown Crafts and the May Company.  Mr. Giordano holds a B.S. in Business from Florida State University.

 

Steven Qi – Vice President, Product Development

Steven Qi has been with Nostalgia Home Fashions for 8 years, with responsibilities for purchasing, manufacturing and product development across all brands. He holds an MBA from the University of Aberdeen and an MS in Accounting from the University of Southampton. 

 

Reesa Glassman – Design Director 

Ms. Glassman has been a key player in the home textiles industry for over 25 years. Reesa's wealth of experience includes Vice President Design Director at Suntex where she oversaw the Lenox and Dansk Collections. Reesa has also served as the Design Director at Bay Linens and Spring Industries. While at Springs Industries, she oversaw the Wamsutta and Court of Versailles brands as well as the Target account. Reesa has also held design positions at Crown Crafts and Burlington Industries.

         

Alice Chan – Controller

Ms. Chan has over 10 years of accounting, financial reporting & analysis and ERP system implementation experience. Prior to joining Nostalgia Home Fashions, Alice's experience included working for large banking corps and a closely-held private company. She holds a CPA certificate and a BS in Accounting from University of Wisconsin.   

 

Jacqueline (Jackie) Marchese – Senior Sales Account Executive

Ms. Marchese has over 20 years of experience within the home textiles industry. Jackie previously held various sales roles with Crown Crafts, DWI Holdings and Li & Fung.  Ms. Marchese holds a BS in Textile Marketing from the University of Maryland.  

 

Don Whittam – Senior Sales and Marketing Executive

Mr. Whittam has over 25 years of sales, marketing, merchandising and operations experience within the home textiles industry. Don has previously held senior roles with J.Queen New York, American Pacific Enterprises, Dan River and Revman Industries. He has an MBA from Fordham University (NYC) and a BS from Fairfield University (CT).