ABOUT US

THE COMPANY

Embello was born from our realization that no dedicated online space existed for influencers to connect with home and design brands. After chatting with countless friends in the design community, we learned we weren’t alone in desiring such a space. We also discovered that brands and influencers alike craved guidance with their influencer marketing efforts, from finding the right partners and creating effective campaigns, to monitoring workflows and digesting analytics.

Like the design industry itself, influencer marketing is grounded in personal connections and authentic relationships. That’s why, in building a collaborative network of influencers and brands in the design community, we’ve created a platform that doesn’t replace human interactions but rather enhances them. Embello is a high-touch service agency backed by technology.

Our recipe for success? Simply put, our extensive experience and our passion for the home and design community enables our laser focus on the needs of our industry. Authority and advocate rolled into one powerful package, we’re here to guide you from start to finish and beyond—so you can focus on your creative and business goals, and leave the backend stuff to us!

THE TEAM
  • LAIZA CORS

    Co-Founder + Chief Executive Officer

    Past and current roles:

    Sales Manager at the International Home + Housewares Show, Director of Brand Development for Design Campus, Marketing Communications Manager at Barclay Butera. Laiza is also currently a contributor to California Home + Design Magazine.

  • BARCLAY BUTERA

    Co-founder + Board Member

    Past and current roles:

    Barclay Butera is an internationally recognized interior, lifestyle, and product designer with three showrooms and sought-after collections including fabrics, indoor and outdoor furnishings, flooring, carpets, lighting, wall art, bedding, decorative mirrors, and home décor.

  • CHARLES TSENG

    Chief Technology Officer

    Charles has over 20 years experience bringing products to market and was previously the CTO at REX which raised over $70 million, led the engineering team at Zumbox which raised $35 million and has a proven track record managing engineering teams up to 40 people with budgets up to $10 million.

  • ANNE SAGE

    Talent Relations Strategist

    Past and current roles:

    Co-founder of the online lifestyle publication Rue Magazine, co-founder of Light Lab, a creative studio and design firm, author of an interiors book entitled Sage Living. Anne also started her blog The City Sage in 2008 and still maintains it today.

  • DIANNE EBERHARDT

    Product Designer

    Dianne has 10 years design experience across large corporations like Crocs™, and early-stage startups where she led the building of products from the ground up. Her mission is to create timeless and borderless designs that communicate in meaningful, informative and visually delightful ways.

  • SOPHIA ELLIS

    Director of Partnerships

    Sophia Ellis is an international digital marketing strategist and web development expert who has served clients in the home and design industry across 10 different countries. Sophia has worked on both the influencer and brand side of the Influencer Marketing landscape which helps her execute mutually beneficial collaborations at Influencd.

  • MIA RAMPERSAD

    Advisor

    Mia is the former Vice President at the International Home + Housewares Show and International Housewares Association.

  • IVETTE SERRANO

    Advisor

    Ivette was Senior Public Relations and Social Media Manager for Lamps Plus, the nation’s largest specialty lighting retailer. She oversees influencer marketing, social media, charity partnerships, events and TV product integration.

  • MEDIA PARTNER