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 STUDIO or CONTACT us and we will make your dream office a reality.

 


Meet the Team...

Marc Schwartzberg

CEO/ Owner

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 Studioto 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

Senior Sales Executive

t:212.989.1500

David Itkin, founder of Office Furniture Heaven, currently serves as a Senior Sales Executive. David founded the company in 1991, in the decades since, the company has evolved and has earned a well-respected reputation as a premier source for 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 the OFH Studio.  In her spare time she and her partner Ed love to travel.

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Dean Pettitt

Sales Executive

t:212.989.1119

Dean brings an expansive knowledge of office furniture, construction, and design to OFH. With over 10 years of experience in solutions based sales in Australia and the US, Dean is well-versed in smart office solutions with expertise in office furniture, power, and technology integration. He believes that the role of good design is to create functional and healthy work environments. Dean will work with your team to create a highly efficient and beautiful office that exceeds your expectations.

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Prior to joining OFH, he was a Business Development Manager at Haworth Australia. Dean has also worked with Australia’s leading manufacturer of office electrical and technology components. He started his career in warehouse and inventory management and discovered his true passion was working with people. Since then, he has pursued a successful career in sales and business development. He loves bringing nature and color into the office environment and is dedicated to office health, wellness and safety. Dean is currently studying for his WELL AP certification. His industry experience and background in energy efficient electrification methods make him an indispensable part of the OFH team.

Dean was born and raised in Australia. He and his wife Sally always dreamed of living in New York City. They won the green card lottery and spent their first two years living in Hawaii, before moving to New York. Dean is a Yankee fan and loves cheering them on at the stadium. He also enjoys running in Central Park, surfing, exploring New York, and seeing the world.

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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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George Livanos

Sales Executive

t:212.654.9699

As Sales Executive, George is passionate about customer service and creating beautiful office spaces for his clients. Utilizing his expertise and knowledge of office furniture, customer relationship building, and sales, he works dedicatedly with his clients to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction.

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George graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder, with a degree in Economics. Since then, he has worked for different companies in the maritime shipping and furniture industry. He previously worked for Stella Works, specializing in contract furniture for the hospitality sector. His love for working with people and facilitating client-relationships led him directly to OFH, where he is excited to work directly with small companies. Offices, he believes, have a high potential of becoming energetic, inspiring and inviting spaces, and he wants to be a part of making that happen.

George is a New York City native and enjoys an active life out of work. He can often be found going to dinner with family and friends. Formerly a Lacrosse coach, he is passionate about athletics of all kinds. He enjoys surfing and kite surfing in the greater New York area, skiing in Colorado and Vermont, and working out.

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Maureen Arnold

Sales Executive

t:917.654.9845

Maureen brings 12 years of commercial furniture sales experience to the OFH team. Customer service oriented, Maureen is well-versed in product and design options that include technology and ergonomics. She is passionate about providing well-designed, strategic solutions to companies that recognize the importance of creating work environments that help their employees thrive.

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Starting with an evaluation and analysis of the space, Maureen assists clients from the beginning stages of their project to the final walk-through. She helps clients navigate the immense world of commercial furniture, by sharing fun and innovative approaches to create beautifully designed, collaborative and sophisticated work environments. She has also acquired considerable experience working with designers and architects in New York City, Westchester NY, and Fairfield, NJ.

Prior to OFH, Maureen worked for a Kimball and Herman Miller dealership in Stamford, CT. She also managed and directed the fitness center at the NY Athletic Club and held a license in real estate. She is excited to join OFH and pursue her passion to create exceptional customer experiences.

Maureen acquired a BA in Marketing at Iona College. At Iona college, she made All-American for springboard diving. Once a diving coach, she loves to be outdoors and anywhere near the water. Maureen currently lives in Westchester, NY. And when she isn’t skiing, hiking, swimming and travelling, she enjoys spending time with her two sons and two beautiful granddaughters.

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Ian Barry - Director of Operations

Ian Barry

Director of Operations

t:917.654.9956

As Director of Operations, Ian’s primary role is managing the post-sales experience for clients. From the moment a client places an order, Ian works to ensure that our team can deliver on the OFH promise. From coordinating with our manufacturing partners to working with Operations to making sure our Sales team is properly supported, Ian makes our client’s transition to a beautiful office environment simple and seamless.

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In addition to managing Operations, Ian also contributes to the leadership team to provide strategy and insight. Passionate about scaling and growing the company, Ian works diligently to create workflow strategies that improve internal efficiency. Prior to OFH, Ian worked as a Project Manager in other contract furniture dealerships and worked as the Operations Manager for a multilocation retailer in the DC Metro Area. Ian is looking forward to participating in the growth at OFH and delivering an outstanding post-sale experience for all of OFH’s clients.

Ian attended Lesley University, where he received a BFA in Fine Art Photography. Originally from DC, Ian moved to New York two years ago and is loving it. He currently lives in Greenpoint, where he pursues a range of interests from photography, videography and 3-D Modelling, to backpacking and cooking.

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Di Guan: Interior Design Intern

Di Guan

Interior Designer

t:917.654.9797

Di brings a fresh design-focused perspective to our company. Di works in our Design Department to produce office layouts and create office renderings using the latest design software. She is proficient in AutoCAD, Sketchup, and Revit, and is an expert in our commercial design and specification software. Di holds an MFA in Interior Design from Pratt Institute.

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Prior to joining OFH, Di acquired industry experience working for architectural and construction companies both in Beijing, China and Nassau, Bahamas. She attended the Beijing Foreign Studies University and carries a BA in English Translation & Interpreting, with a minor in International Trade.

Di’s passion for the creative potential of design first came into being when she started working for architectural companies and was fortified by her frequent trips to museums. She loves utilizing her passion to create a positive difference in the world. In her free time, Di enjoys watching movies, traveling and the dramatic arts.

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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 with our Sales Executives to assure that 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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Tobi Janoff

Sales Administrator

t:917.654.9977

Stellar customer service and supporting our Sales Executives throughout a project are Tobi’s most important responsibilities at OFH. Detail oriented and with a passion for working with people, Tobi communicates with our clients, vendors and delivery team to ensure the seamless transformation of our client’s spaces.

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With over 20 years of industry experience, Tobi’s primary responsibilities at OFH include order processing, reviewing vendor acknowledgments, as well as acting as a liaison between our warehouses and clients, to coordinate deliveries and ensure a seamless installation process. Tobi is a graduate of Syracuse University, where she majored in Psychology.

Outside of work, Tobi favorite pastime is reading novels on the train to work, from her hometown of Forest Hills, Queens. She loves spending time with her family, and being active—whether it is hiking, rafting, skiing, going to the beach or exploring New York City’s many different restaurants.

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Sophie Mallari: Project Manager

Sophie Mallari

Project Manager

t:212.989.8600

Sophie works side by side with our Sales Executives to make sure that our clients are well cared for. Sophie is an expert in anticipating our clients' needs and assuring that their orders are processed expeditiously and delivered to their complete satisfaction. She also works with building management to ensure all building requirements are met prior to each furniture delivery.

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Sophie is an expert at our order processing system and is the go-to person in our office when any of our team members have a question. She carries excellent interpersonal skills and loves working with people. Her optimistic and can-do attitude is contagious. She is a graduate of Baruch College and received her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling at Nyack College. She began working at OFH in 2015, and after an academic hiatus is now assisting us in Project Management in 2019.

When Sophie is not managing orders, she enjoys hosting parties, spending quality time with friends, and trying new activities such as rock-climbing, archery, and paintballing.

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Robyn Tang

Content Marketing Manager

t:212.989.8776

Robyn, our Content Marketing Manager, oversees the website and all marketing campaigns at OFH. She is in charge of producing content for the OFH blog, adding new products, quality controlling images and coordinating photography of job sites. She also directs our email campaigns and writes for our project pages. Robyn is the person to contact if you have any questions related to products, the OFH website, or OFH marketing campaigns.

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Robyn is a graduate of Hunter College, where she studied English Literature and Fine Art. She is also an intaglio printmaker and watercolorist. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, taking photographs, and is an avid reader of philosophy and history.

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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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