Bill Strauss, President, Proflowers.com. Strauss joined Proflowers.com in April, 1998, and has been responsible for building the relationships Proflowers has created with their exclusive growers. He can usually be found on the road meeting with growers to ensure the quality of the Proflowers.com brand. Strauss has had considerable experience as an innovative leader of high-growth initiatives at other companies dating back to the early 1990s. During a three-year stint as VP of operations for Hanover Direct, he restructured this massive catalog company to support 300 percent increase in revenues, from $250 million to $1 billion annual. Strauss served on the senior management team that rebuilt ChipSoft's infrastructure to support a growth in annual revenues from $50 million to $750 million over a five-year period. Strauss has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Syracuse University. During 1999, under his leadership, Proflowers.com revenues have grown at a rate of 25 percent each month. "We had more orders in August than we did in February (Valentine's Day)," he told iBizMagazine.com.
Business profile courtesy of Family Business Strategies