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Chris Ventry Quoted in The New York Times “Brandon Blackwood Blows Up”

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Designer Brandon Blackwood experienced tremendous growth in a short period of time, leaving his brand with supply chain and quality issues. Vice President Chris Ventry spoke to The New York Times about this not-so-uncommon problem for growing brands.

He notes the importance of having a team with diverse skillsets to help growing brands avoid quality control issues stating, “With such tremendous growth, there is a rush to utilize different, enhanced manufacturers. As a company grows, there’s a need to bring on sometimes a different side of the brain — in this sense, product development personnel or someone with a true understanding of manufacturing and quality control. That sometimes is not the designer’s area of expertise, it’s the expertise of someone else in the business.

Read the full article here.

Chris Ventry serves as a Vice President in the Retail & Consumer Packaged Goods practice at SSA & Company


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