S21 E17 – Life and Business Partners Tom Konopiots and Michael Stornello

Today on The Chaise Lounge, Nick chats with Michael Stornello and Tom Konopiots, the couple behind Chicago’s Vincere, LTD. Both men started their adult lives in very different careers. Stornello was executive vice president of development at the company that would become CBS Television Distribution, and Konopiots was CEO and COO respectively of two different futures trading companies. At one point, Stornello was living his work week in L.A. and commuting back to Chicago to spend weekends with Konopiots. All the while they’d both become master decorators in their own homes, moving in, remodeling the place and eventually moving back out. So, in 2007, Stornello started Vincere, and three years later Konopiots joined him to become full-time business partners.

Skill and Practice

Like many guests on the show lately, neither principal went to school for design. They both just enjoy design and have a talent for it. And they both also have business-y, corporate backgrounds that they used as scaffolding to turn their creative interests into a successful design firm.

To see just what their kind of creativity looks like, visit VincereLTD.com and @VincereInteriors on Instagram.

"Creating this business was – and still is – a great passion for both of us, and we’ve been fortunate enough to experience a series of successes that propelled our firm to where it is today."

Tom Konopiots

Chaise Lounge Updates

We’ll be covering Spring High Point Market 2019! Stay in the loop on our Instagram and Facebook pages and keep an eye our for our upcoming market events!

Our new podcast Coast to Coast Design is live! Give it a listen to learn about just how many ways there are to run a design business.

 

Resources

Upcoming Markets

High Point Market –  April 6 – 10, 2019

Wrap Up

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