January 5, 2017 – Minneapolis, MN — The Board of Directors of CliqStudios today announced that they have appointed Tom Tiller as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Founder and prior CEO Andy Juang will remain Chairman of the Board.
Tiller brings deep experience as a CEO to CliqStudios. He began his career at General Electric in GE Aerospace as a design engineer and progressed through a variety of management roles there. He served in senior roles at GE Appliances and GE Silicones. He was the CEO of Polaris Industries and later at Abound Solar. He has served on the advisory board of CliqStudios for the past three years. Tiller has a BSME from MIT and a MBA from Harvard Business School.
In addition to Tiller’s hiring, Boston-based private equity firm Great Hill Partners recently made a strategic investment in the company. Great Hill brings notable expertise investing in successful e-commerce companies in the home category, including Wayfair and The Shade Store.
Tiller noted “Since its founding in 2010, Andy and the entire Cliq team have come a very long way. CliqStudios has quickly become the market leader for high quality, on-line kitchen cabinets. With Great Hill’s help we look forward to growing the company and to continue to help customers remodel their kitchens in a fundamentally better way – easier, faster, and with better value than traditional options. I am very excited to be a part of this rapidly growing company.”
Tiller will be based in Minneapolis.
Conceived as an alternative to traditional kitchen dealerships and home improvement stores, CliqStudios was founded in 2010 with the goal of simplifying remodeling. Homeowners are given a complimentary design created by a professional designer resulting in more successful projects. Headquartered in Minnesota, the company leverages national distribution and operational efficiencies to provide higher quality products, while maintaining significant savings. CliqStudios combines style, accessibility, technology, and value to turn dream kitchens into reality. For more information visit CliqStudios.com.