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Jules Pieri has a vision for more gradual growth.
Jules Pieri has a vision for more gradual growth.
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With an education in industrial design, a Harvard MBA and an executive stint in strategic development for brands like Stride Rite, Keds and Playskool, Jules Pieri has the savvy to spot a consumer trend.

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