Meet the Principals

Do you often find yourself saying “I just gotta have it!”? Well so do we! So there you have it, by changing the “gotta” to “Got2” we found ourselves in business.

Friends and business partners Michelle Ruby and Barbara Knight are not only crazy about shopping; they are passionate about the gift industry. They absolutely love what they do and want to share it! That is why their mission is:

“To continually bring you the latest in fashion and trends while keeping you in touch with tradition. Searching the world for items that you simply… Just Got 2 Have!”

We pledge to provide you the quality of service that will bring you back again and again. Our hope is to exceeed your expectations every time and if we fall short, that you pick up the phone and call either one of us. We’ll not only take care of the problem, but make sure it doesn’t happen to you, or anybody else again.

Come visit us in our Atlanta Gift Mart showroom, or give a ring to the friendly Just Got 2 Have It! representative in your area soon!

 

Our Team

Christina Graff

Christina Graff

Director of Finance & Administration

(404) 749-4850 (404) 749-4851 [email protected]

When she first started studying Chemistry and Environmental Science, Christina Graff never imagined that she’d be working in an environment that’s quite different from her original path. As our Commissions and Account Guru, Christina not only brings an analytical head to the Just Got 2 Have It team – she also brings a warm, fun-loving spirit that creates the perfect balance for her role here.

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Daniel Slack

Creative Director

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Daniel has years of expertise ranging from retail store owner to costume designer. He has most recently owned and operated a national visual merchandising company.

Daniel and his team have won numerous national awards for design and visual merchandising – not to mention being the sole reason behind Just Got 2 Have It’s multiple “Best of Floor” awards.”

Christina Graff

Hannah Davis

Showroom Assistant / Customer Service

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Hannah Davis, is our key to keeping the rep team well-organized and ensuring that our customers receive great service.  She is willing and able to assist both vendors and retailers with any issue that needs attention.  She also manages our shared resource drive for our rep team, which houses everything from vendor specials, account lists and catalog links to company documents and other sales materials.

She does an amazing job of keeping important sales tools at our reps’ fingertips so that they can focus their attention where it’s needed most – on the road!

 

Sales Managers

Christina Graff

Alison Blackmore

Sales Manager, Northeast

(281) 684-1771 [email protected]

Alison began working for Kris & Co. in 2013 as a Sales Coordinator for our NE Division. As a result of her commitment, attention to detail and acting as a tremendous resource to the sales team she rose to the role of Sales Manager in 2014.  Alison has proven to be an asset in building strong relationships with her sales team and vendor partners. Alison’s degree in Business, her experience as Sales Analyst at Honeywell Consumer Products Group and drive has made her a great fit for our organization.

View the Northeast Team

Christina Graff

Katie Gale

Sales Manager, Southeast Gift

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In September 2009, we were lucky enough to have Katie rejoin our organization as Sales Manager. She is the right hand to Principal Michelle Ruby when it comes to managing the reps and their territories.

Her main focus is making the day-to-day life of the team run smoothly. Whether it be training a new rep on the road or working with customers during the shows Katie always has a smile on her face and a can do attitude. Her enthusiasm is contagious.

A true southerner, Katie will charm you and make you feel as if you’ve been a part of our family for years.

Christina Graff

Julia Caldwell

Sales Manager, Southeast Glam

(404) 630-4180 (404) 935-0624 [email protected]
 

Key Accounts

Christina Graff

Tina Bourguignon

Santa Barbara / Key Accounts

(805) 448-5827 (404) 749-4851 [email protected]
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Tim Boyd

Showroom Specialist / Key Accounts

(404) 493-3195 (404) 963-6365 [email protected]

Retail is definitely in Tim’s blood! For 2 generations his family owned a mercantile, then he went on to spend 10 years with New York & Company. Having gained vast experience in store operations, visual and buying experience there , he was ready to branch out on his own and opened Metropolitan Deluxe in the hip Atlanta neighborhood of Virginia Highlands. Over the next 17 years the lifestyle store evolved into an 11 store chain of eclectic gifts, home accessories and furnishings located throughout the Southeast. Many of you already know Tim, as he’s been a valued contributor to our showroom for years. He knows what a retailer wants, how to communicate effectively to match their style, and how to direct them to what works.

Christina Graff

Roger Bunn

Key Accounts

Roger joined Kris & Co. in 2009 after working as a Key account rep for a large agency for over 20 years. His passion for product developement and dedication to the industry make him such an amazing and valuable member of our team.

 

 

 

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Carla Frost

Key Accounts

(291) 8370-3195 (404) 749-4851 [email protected]

Carla comes to us with over 25 years of experience in the Home & Gift industry. She has spent the past 15 focusing on the key account business, most recently in National Account Sales for Evergreen Enterprises. Her area of concentration has been on department store sales (private label to in-line product and everything in between) and she has worked with all classes of trade during her career. Carla is a top-performing sales leader that caught our eye not only for her relevant experience, but also for her excellent communication skills and belief that outstanding customer relationships are the keys to success.