Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado is the Vice President & General Manager, Consumer Business, North America at Kohler. She began forging an impressive professional path early, receiving a degree in business administration from Clark Atlanta University before earning an MBA from Harvard Business School. As an analyst on Wall Street, Anddria gained valuable management consulting and strategy expertise with Citibank, New York Life Insurance Company, and ZS Associates before pivoting to the world of consumer products and retail at Williams-Sonoma as Vice President, Head of Strategy & Business Development. Here, she secured the acquisition of Outward Inc., one of the largest tech M&As in the company’s history. Anddria was later recruited as Vice President, Head of Strategy and Business Development at Macy’s, before joining Kohler in her current role to drive direct-to-consumer initiatives across online, in-store, and in-home channels. She also serves on the boards of PATTERN Beauty, Red Robin, and Umpqua Holdings Corporation.
Over the course of her career, Anddria has been recognized by many publications, including Architectural Digest and Forbes, for her accomplishments, and was honored as one of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” by The San Francisco Business Times. Tim Boerkoel was honored to interview her for The Brownestone Group’s Pivot Perfect Thought Leadership series, diving deep into the concepts of authenticity, competence, empathy, and even theatre, resulting in a truly compelling feature on an inspiring, passionate leader.READ FULL ARTICLE