The men and women who make up the Universal Companies Board of Directors have a passion for our mission—delivering innovative spa solutions to maximize our customers’ success. With extensive professional experiences and executive leadership accomplishments, each of our board members brings integrity, credibility, and unique skills to guide the organization. They evaluate Universal Companies’ past and present positions, plan strategically for our future, and above all, they share a vision for our company to be recognized as the standard of excellence serving the spa industry.
Founder, Universal Companies
Universal Companies Founder Marti Morenings learned how to run a company from the ground up, beginning in 1982 with a business she and her father created. In the late 1980′s the company began to distribute skin care and esthetics products, and in 1991 Marti created the first company catalog and one-stop-shop for estheticians and spas around the world.
Chief Executive Officer, Universal Companies
Brenda Elliott joined Universal Companies in 2008. In 2010, she was named Universal Companies Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Universal Companies as Chief Financial Officer in 2008, Brenda was CFO/COO of Vacation.com
CEO, Ginsey Home Solutions
Herb Briggs is the CEO of Ginsey Home Solutions, a multi-channel, consumer products company based in New York City and New Jersey. Prior to joining Ginsey, Mr. Briggs was an Operating Partner at Hunt Private Equity in Dallas, in which role he evaluated consumer products businesses for the Hunt Fund investments.
Chairman, Elk Run, LLC
Peter G. Rice is Chairman of Elk Run, LLC, a private investment company, which owns GiftCollector.com, a B2C e-commerce business, and BoxInBoxOut, a third-party fulfillment provider. Prior to founding Elk Run, Peter was the co-founder (1980) of Plow & Hearth, Inc. Plow & Hearth is a national multi-channel retailer of products for home, hearth, yard and garden located in Madison, VA.