Mr. Sweatt has 37 years of experience in general management, marketing, sales, international sourcing, brand and product development. He has held senior management positions for Public, Private Equity and Worldwide companies including: Hallmark Cards, Lenox Inc, Brown Forman Co. Villeroy & Boch Ltd. and Fitz and Floyd Inc. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Sweatt has held the position of President CEO, COO or Chairman for four of these companies.

Mr. Sweatt has a proven track record in formulating and implementing successful corporate business strategies, acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings, marketing and product innovations. His leadership consistently led to dramatic improvements in brand equity, profitability, market share and shareholder value. These companies were all recognized by their industry for leadership in profitable growth, customer satisfaction, product innovations, international sourcing, efficient manufacturing and supply chain management.

Mr. Sweatt’s focus on team building, creative thinking, strategic planning, customer relations, targeted product introductions, and superior profitability reshaped many of the industry’s business models.

Mr. Sweatt earned a Bachelors of Arts degree from Boston University. He attended graduate programs at Harvard University and The Wharton Business School.