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Michael Stopka

President

Design Toscano

Direct Phone: (847) ***-****       

Email: m***@***.com

Design Toscano

1400 Morse Ave

Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007

United States

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Employment History

Owner and President, Design Toscano
Spot-On Marketing Solutions

Owner
Toscano of Chicago

Education



Roosevelt University's business school

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Testimonials

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- Mike Stopka, President and CEO, Design Toscano


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- Mike Stopka, President and CEO, Design Toscano


What They Do (and Don't) Teach You in Business School by Hal Plotkin

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"You do a lot of grunt things in starting up," says Michael Stopka, who graduated from Roosevelt University's business school in 1988. Stopka is now the chief executive of Design Toscano, in Chicago and Arlington Heights, Ill., a maker of European-art reproductions for the house and garden that has projected 1997 revenues of $13.5 million. He says, "For things like 'The employee is sick, the heater's broken,' the kind of things you face in starting up, the M.B.A. is not much help."

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Stopka says he is able to make more reasoned judgments about his mailing list using techniques he picked up in his quantified-methods and analytical-modeling classes. "I'm mailing 7 million catalogs," he explains.


What They Do (and Don't) Teach You in Business School by Hal Plotkin

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"You do a lot of grunt things in starting up," says Michael Stopka, who graduated from Roosevelt University's business school in 1988. Stopka is now the chief executive of Design Toscano, in Chicago and Arlington Heights, Ill., a maker of European-art reproductions for the house and garden that has projected 1997 revenues of $13.5 million. He says, "For things like 'The employee is sick, the heater's broken,' the kind of things you face in starting up, the M.B.A. is not much help."

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Stopka says he is able to make more reasoned judgments about his mailing list using techniques he picked up in his quantified-methods and analytical-modeling classes. "I'm mailing 7 million catalogs," he explains.


Mike Stopka, owner of ...

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Mike Stopka, owner of Design Toscana in Elk Grove Village, Ill., also recommends year-round sales in the water garden segment. His sales research and history indicates that time of year dictates what will sell, he said.

"In winter, it is 80 percent home accents in our catalog," Stopka said.

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