Arthur Viente is currently the President of JLA Home Design & Contract, a division of E&E Ltd. His diverse career includes business development in both the retail and wholesale channels; e-commerce development, implementation, and management of both B2B and B2C applications; P&L development and management; management of multi-functional work teams; sales management; product development and merchandise management; inventory management; warehouse management and logistics; retail operations and facilities management; and store design, site selection, and development.
Over the past 10 years, Arthur has focused on working with existing companies to help identify opportunities for continued development; built business plans detailing a path towards sustainable growth; and managed the implementation of these plans. Arthur maintains an exceptional background in people and project management and a professional style based on excellent inter-personal communications and the ability to leverage his extensive personal and professional network.
Over 25 years of hands on practical experience in almost every aspect of business operations, provides Arthur with a comprehensive and well balanced approach and focused results.
Areas of Expertise
Retail / Wholesale, Merchandising and product development, Sales - Marketing- Branding- Business Development, Business Management
An idea worth spreading
I believe growth is restricted to specific areas at specific times; and one of our greatest challenges is understanding that overall growth may be very limited, so finding the opportunities of growth are difficult. I also believe in order for a business to survive long term, it must be move beyond the bottom line performance and find a balance with providing support and stability within a community and society. Profit, although important, too often dominates a business and it's operations, preventing it from maximizing the opportunity.
I'm passionate about
I enjoy connecting and sharing knowledge across all areas of business and life, and feel education is a life long process; not a scheduled process with assigned degrees - you never stop learning.
Talk to me about
I love to discuss business ideas and development. I enjoy even more discussing how to develop and/or maximize existing businesses.
People don't know I'm good at
I have actively participated in almost every job I manage, and have a practical and functional understanding of the business process.
My TED story
I have a passion for retail and wholesale business; I grew up on the retail floor and have worked at almost every level of the process - from concept and design, to production and delivery, and all the way to the end user. I believe that too much of what drives business, the personal investment and passion of the people in each business, has been lost to large companies trying to act like passionate people; but only interested in bottom line performance. I've created a business plan to recapture this passion and make it the primary motivator to having a business; while at the same time, teaching people to value of providing a more fulfilling experience at the consumer level. I've applied my experience at multiple companies, across different industries, and found common elements that help drive a successful business. My dream is to find the financial resources to launch a pure model and help individuals understand the true passion in running a business.