Toni Wood has joined ‘Rightmove for furniture’ firm ufurnish.com as chief marketing officer.
Wood is a former marketing and commercial chief at leading furniture retailer DFS and joins ufurnish.com, rebranded from Kuldea, just weeks after its website launched.
Described as the UK’s market–leading search and discovery website for home furniture and furnishings, ufurnish.com recently completed a successful £1.8m investment round.
The firm, which now has a workforce of 12 people in London and Portugal, was founded by wife-and-husband team Deirdre McGettrick and Raymond Wright.
“Having an individual of the calibre of Toni join our company is thrilling,” said founder and CEO Deirdre McGettrick.
“Her proven track record in building brands and using data to enhance customer experiences will be crucial as we uniquely position ufurnish.com for further growth.”
Wood, who was on the executive committee of DFS Furniture PLC, also has experience of building brands and driving profitable growth at Sainsburys, Proctor and Gamble and Costa Coffee.
She was recognised by Marketing Week as one of the UK’s Top 100 Marketers in 2019.
“I am delighted to join Deirdre and Ray on their mission to revolutionise how we all shop for furniture,” said Wood.
“Having spent a number of years understanding the challenges consumers face when furnishing their homes I believe we are well placed to build a brand that uniquely solves that problem whilst adding significant value to our retail partners.”
Investor Pat McCann, founder and CEO of the Dalata Hotel Group, said: “Toni is a great addition to the team at ufurnish.com and further strengthens their ability to deliver a game changing proposition for customers and retailers alike.”