Office Furniture Heaven has proudly served businesses and institutions of all shapes and sizes since 1991. Whether expanding, relocating, or remodeling your office, our creative team will design and furnish a beautiful solution tailored to your requirements. We are passionate about customer service and committed to building long-term relationships with our clients. Our industry professionals will collaborate with your team to oversee all aspects of the project. Our wide selection of expertly designed office furniture is built to last. Whether you require furniture for immediate delivery or a custom piece, we have a solution to suit your needs and fit your budget. Our fast, efficient, and detail oriented installation teams will actualize your vision. At Office Furniture Heaven, we approach every project with a can do attitude because we believe that there is a creative solution to every problem. Visit our SHOWROOM or CONTACT us and we will make your dream office a reality.

With the opening of our California office – headed by our Senior Designer and Sales Executive Susan da Fonseca, OFH is better equipped to extend our industry-leading customer service and design expertise to our clients throughout the country. For west coast projects contact Susan at 917-373-0823. She will make you dream office a reality.

Meet the Team...

Marc Schwartzberg

CEO

t:212.319.0900

Throughout his 30 plus years in the office furniture industry, Marc has been passionate about furnishing and creating comfortable, healthy, and dynamic offices. In early 2014, Marc acquired Office Furniture Heaven, a company founded in 1991. Office Furniture Heaven has established a reputation for furnishing beautiful work spaces with quality office furniture at affordable prices.

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Since the acquisition, Marc has relocated the Office Furniture Heaven Showroomto 18 West 27th Street on the 9th floor in the heart of NYC’s NoMad district. He is focused on growing the company, fostering a collaborative team spirit among the staff, and making customer satisfaction the company’s highest priority.

Marc spent the first 20 years of his career as a partner at Dallek Office Furniture, a company founded by his grandparents Nathan & Fanny Dallek nearly 100 years ago. In the summer of 2011 he founded 3D Office Furniture + Design, creating a platform to provide his clients with his guiding principles: beautiful office furniture, outstanding design, passionate customer service and enduring value. Marc proudly continues the legacy started by his grandparents by leading a thriving business with clients from start-ups to multinational corporations.

Marc is the proud father of five children. He and his wife Jill love attending NYC’s galleries and museums. He has been competing in triathlons since 2000 and bikes to the office and around the city every day.

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David Itkin

Founder

t:212.989.1500

David Itkin, founder of Office Furniture Heaven, currently serves as a senior Sales Executive and consultant to the firm.  In 1991, David founded the company as a reputable source for pre-owned office furniture.  In the decades since, the company has evolved and offers fine new office furniture and design services to companies in a variety of industries including finance, law, entertainment, new technology and the non-profit sector.

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After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, David began his career in the office furniture industry by joining his family business, Itkin Brothers Office Furniture, with his father and two uncles, who started the business in 1934.  David and his brother went on to join Furniture Consultants, Inc. in 1978.  As a principal at FCI, David focused on sales and marketing, and was vital to growing it into a leader in the office furniture industry. Office Furniture Heaven represents a continuum of the Itkin legacy of top quality product and customer service, at a fair price.

David splits his time between Manhattan and upstate New York.  He enjoys spending time with his wife of over 40 years, Valerie, and Tink, their rescue Jack-Beagle mix who can always be found by David’s side, both at the office and at home.

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Susan da Fonseca

Senior Designer + Sales Executive

t:212.989.3605

Senior Designer and Sales Executive, Susan da Fonseca, has worked with OFH for over 20 years. Susan relocated to LA in late 2015 to open our West Coast office. Her aptitude for problem solving and collaboration makes her an expert at creating beautiful, practical workspaces for companies in a variety of industries including real estate, publishing, fashion and healthcare.  Her clients include Catholic Charities, Rosa Mexicano, L’Occitane’s World Headquarters, and Madison Square Garden.

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CAD and Giza proficient, Susan is able to quickly provide test fits, floor plans and budget estimates for designers, architects, real estate brokers, developers, and end users. Susan’s design sense is a great asset when selecting materials and coordinating finishes. Her vast knowledge of office furniture allows her to find the right furniture at the right price point for any budget.

Prior to joining OFH, Susan worked for 8 years with Vandeberg and Lasky Architects. There she learned CAD, built an interiors department and marketed the architects’ specialized skill set to the jewelry manufacturing community. This experience allows her to collaborate with architects and interior designers in a way most office furniture dealers cannot.

Susan studied design and art at Colorado Womens’ College.  She earned her BSN from the University of Texas School of Nursing in San Antonio, and has pursued certifications in yoga, Reiki, and has been ordained as an interfaith minister. Susan moved to LA to open our West Coast office and to be with her family. She continues to serve her New York and national accounts from our new office in Los Angeles.

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Jody Eckert

Senior Sales Executive

t:212.463.8301

Jody brings a spirit of teamwork and agility to her work as our Senior Sales Executive, and her specialty is to quickly and efficiently furnish beautiful office spaces for clients on a tight budget.  With over 30 years’ industry experience, Jody Eckert is our go to associate for clients with immediate office furniture requests.  She often visits her clients’ workspaces to field measure their space and make sure their office is designed properly, and she is an expert with color and material selection.

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Jody earned a BS in Commercial Interior Design from the University of Connecticut, where she also played basketball and tried out for the US Olympic Team.  Jody lives in Manhattan’s Upper West Side and enjoys cycling to our showroom.  In her spare time she and her partner Ed love to travel.

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David Cashner

Designer + Sales Executive

t:646.518.5575

As a Sales Executive, David brings 30 years of design and office furniture experience to the OFH team. David has witnessed, first hand, the transformation of the office environment into an exciting, dynamic and fun place to work. “As a baby boomer, I have watched the work place evolve. What we called an ‘open office’ years ago was a space with countless mazes of panel workstations. Today, the walls and barriers have all been removed and we are free to collaborate with one another, brainstorm and problem solve. We can work at a desk, sit in a chair or relax on a couch. We get work done and have fun - how great is that!” 

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After receiving his BFA in Interior Design and Space Planning from the Ringling School of Art & Design in Florida, David began his career at a Knoll Office Dealership in Miami. Learning the business from the ground up, he discovered his passion for office interiors, furniture specifications and project management.  Over the next twenty years, David immersed himself in the furniture industry, first in his own project management, specification and design firm, and later with Baer’s Furniture—a 16-location Florida residential furniture retailer. Throughout his career, David has worked closely with both the design community and end users as a sales person, a sales manager and project manager.

As fate would have it, David met his partner Chris, a New Yorker in Florida, and together they relocated to NYC in 2012.  David quickly learned his way around the city by working in the corporate housing industry, and earning his Real Estate license but he missed the creative challenges of interior design. David joined OFH in 2016 and returned to his roots in the office furniture industry.

David enjoys architecture, the arts, and keeping up with the latest design trends. In their free time, David and Chris spend weekends in the country and travel whenever the opportunity arises.

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Leopold Monaco

Leopold Monaco

Business Development Manager

t:917.654.0366

Leopold Monaco is an accomplished results-driven professional with a comprehensive background in the areas of business development management, brand awareness, client relationship management, and marketing strategies. He is consistently recognized by his peers for exemplary performance in formulating and implementing client relationship processes that optimize productivity and customer service. Leopold has excellent interpersonal skills, with proven expertise in cultivating business alliances, delivering insightful C-level presentations, and collaborating with clients. 

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Leopold spent much of his professional sales career working on the West Coast in the finance sector with Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley.  Over the past five years Leopold has been living in Aspen, Colorado and working with several fashion related start up companies.  

Fulfilling a lifelong passion for the arts, fashion, and interior design, Leopold relocated to New York City to join the highly experienced and creative team at Office Furniture Heaven. 

Leopold holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from The George Washington University.  He also proudly served our country as a member of the United States Navy & Naval Reserves. When Leopold is not working with his clients to design unique office spaces, he enjoys running in Central Park and skiing in Vermont . 

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Derek - Interior Designer

Derek Ma

Interior Designer

t:917.780.3044

Derek is our resident interior designer. A recent graduate of Pratt Institute’s Interior Design program, his experience in design and visual aesthetics provides a thoughtful and engaging perspective for our company. Derek is deeply passionate about office and exhibition design, and is interested in presenting exciting and fresh design solutions. He strongly believes that a successful design should deliver aesthetic and practical qualities. Derek is an expert in CAD and all of the latest design software. Derek works closely with the sales team in providing furniture plan drawings, creating 3D models, producing visual renderings, and measuring job sites.

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Derek is professionally driven, and believes in recognizing and seizing opportunities. Derek was born in Shijiazhuang, China and he moved with his family to Santiago, Chile at age 12. Before moving to New York City, to complete his undergraduate degree at Pratt, he attended Middle School and High School at the International School Nido de Aguilas in Santiago de Chile. His transnational background granted him diverse experiences, enriched his horizons and gave him a deep understanding of a wide spectrum of design perspectives.

In his leisure time, Derek enjoys mountain climbing, night strolls with friends, and listening to classical music and jazz.

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Surie Zakheim-Sheff

Project Manager

t:212.989.1119

Surie has been in the office furniture industry for over 30 years. Surie has a diversified background with extensive knowledge of office furniture, customer liaison and support, sales assistance and administration, and project management and coordination. At Office Furniture Heaven Surie has built excellent working relationships with clients, office furniture manufacturers, architects, and designers. Surie is an effective team builder and dynamic team leader. Her hands-on coordination and extensive industry experience assure that every project she coordinates is completed to our client’s complete satisfaction.  

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Surie has worked with Office Furniture Heaven since 2003. Prior to working at OFH Surie has worked at Furniture Consultants, Skidmore Owings and Merrill and Arenson Office Furnishings.  She attended New York University, majoring in Marketing and Business Administration.  

Surie and her husband Darien enjoy cooking, entertaining friends, motorcycling, and traveling abroad to visit their children and grandchildren.

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Susan Balter

Sales Administrator

t:212.463.8449

Susan, a veteran Sales Administrator at Office Furniture Heaven since 1992, works closely with the sales team to ensure that projects are completed to our clients' complete satisfaction. A graduate of Baruch College with a degree in Business Administration, Susan started working in the office furniture industry in 1984.

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Susan is responsible for processing orders, sending out purchasing orders, reviewing all vendor acknowledgements for accuracy, and working with our factories to expedite deliveries. She also works with our warehouses to confirm merchandise has been received properly, coordinates deliveries with our clients, and makes sure we are in compliance with all building requirements. Susan is a professional and she has an industry wide reputation for making sure our clients are well cared for.

Susan was born and raised in Manhattan and enjoys visiting the city's numerous cultural institutions. She also enjoys spending time with her rescue dog, Penelope.

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Gita Nihalani

Sales Administrator

t:646.518.6982

Gita works alongside our Sales Executives Jody Eckert and David Cashner to make sure our clients are well cared for. Gita’s attention to detail makes her an expert at anticipating the needs of our clients. She works diligently with our vendor partners to ensure orders are accurately and efficiently processed. Gita collaborates with our delivery and installation teams to secure a smooth and expeditious transformation of our client’s offices.

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Gita has an excellent track record in customer service, and years of experience in the home design industry. Prior to joining OFH, Gita worked for a kitchen and bath firm for over 5 years, and before that as a customer service professional at an international watch firm. Gita lives with her husband and son in New Jersey. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling and working out.

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Ricardo Yolas

Accounting Manager

t:212.352.0583

Ricardo, our Accounting Manager, brings 9 years of accounting experience and over 15 years of managerial experience, which he now dedicates to the company in order to keep our records organized and within compliance. As the company’s financial representative, Ricardo works closely with Marc, the President of our company. His analytical skills and meticulous personality make him a good problem solver. Ricardo is responsible for supervising accounts receivables and accounts payables, processing payroll, establishing budgets, maintaining inventory, monitoring operating accounts and generating financial statements.

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Ricardo earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Pace University. He’s currently enrolled in a graduate program through New England College in order to achieve his Masters in Accounting. Ricardo is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He has two sons who live with him in upstate New York. When he’s not working, he spends his time with his family and enjoys cycling, hiking, birding and listening to jazz.

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Samuel Chan

Systems Administrator

t:212.989.6357

As our resident techie, Sam oversees the day to day operations of our network to  ensure that our office is up and running at all times. Having only recently joined the team, Sam has already mastered our order processing system and has become the de-facto go-to person for all technology-related questions.

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Sam’s knack for lateral thinking and creative problem solving makes him an invaluable asset to the company. When he isn’t figuring out new ways to optimize efficiency, Sam operates the website and collaborates with our team to produce content in order help Office Furniture Heaven build an online and social media presence.

Prior to working at working at Office Furniture Heaven Sam was a student of Analytic Philosophy at Hunter College. As Brooklyn native and constant learner, Sam is always eager to explore new ideas and experiences. In his spare time, Sam enjoys reading, cooking and assembling custom PCs.

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Robyn Tang

Content Coordinator

t:212.989.8776

Robyn, our Content Coordinator, oversees the OFH website, social media outlets, marketing and email campaigns. She also produces content for the OFH blog, adds products, quality controls images, photographs job sites and writes for our project pages. Robyn is the person to contact if you have any questions related to products or content on the OFH website.

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Internally, Robyn is part of the operations team. She assists in order processing and creating proposals. She also helps team members with software troubleshooting. Robyn is passionate about design, and the relationship of visual aesthetics with emotional well being. Although new to office furniture, with the help of her team members, she has already built a substantial knowledge of the furniture industry. Her enthusiasm for building new skills and multidisciplinary background, makes her the go-to person for pitching new ideas. She is always ready to offer a unique and diverse perspective.

Robyn studied English and Fine Art at Hunter College. She is an artist, specializing in watercolors and intaglio printmaking. In her spare time, she enjoys running, photography, and is an avid reader of philosophy and history.

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