extends the group's presence around the globe.
The institute was founded in 2007 by Jim Gould, with the vision to create an
independent resource for the industry that would help companies and people
improve their businesses, create new partnerships and business solutions, and find
new markets and channels for their products.
Since forming the institute, several industry experts with a variety of backgrounds
and experiences have joined to expand the options and resources available to our
clients. We now have consultants on the ground in Europe, North America and South
Strategic areas of focus include mergers and acquisitions, international
business, market development, product sourcing, traditional and non traditional
marketing including social marketing, brand management, distribution, logistics,
claims and complaint prevention, retail including luxury markets, trouble shooting and
best practices across many disciplines.
Our strategic analysis includes determining your strength and weaknesses
and that of your competition through competitive analysis. We will help position your
products and company in the global market and guide you through the business
Our perspective is global. Economic changes, fluctuations in currencies, cost
and availability of raw materials, political and cultural changes, environmental policies,
technology and innovation - they all affect floor covering markets around the world.
Our clients are manufacturers, retailers, buying groups, logistics providers,
distributors, raw material suppliers, associations, investment bankers and
governments. We have clients in the U.S., China, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.
Wall street and investment bankers consult us often looking for insight into the
industry and it's major players.
Foreign manufacturers use us to find new channels for their products in the U.S.,
while U.S. manufacturers hire us to do market assessments abroad, find strategic
partners and sources for new products.
ways to improve business disciplines.
Hiring the Institute.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Key Note Speakers
All Product Categories and
All Market Segments
including the Luxury
Institute is an
independent voice and
supporter of the flooring
Our mission is to create
new opportunities and
synergies for our clients
and provide strategic
during crisis situations.
Our consultants are
experts from within the
floor covering industry
with broad executive and
hands on experience
running floor covering
businesses . . . from
groups and retail stores.
We are business
managers, and thought
leaders recognized by our
industry as experts in our
Our network extends
around the globe with
consultants based in the
US, Eurpe and South
We know so many people
in the industry it would
be hard to bring us a
problem we could not