KOO de Monde


KOO's mission is to transform the manner in which professional designers and high net-worth individuals (HNWI) source luxury furnishings and works of art for their design projects and homes. Our vision is to disrupt and innovate the traditional design industry by becoming a virtual global design center in which design professionals and sophisticated HNWIs can access unique global collections without the limitations of physical design centers.

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Management Team

Head of Sales

Betsy Sweat

She brings to KOO De Monde a 25-year career in Sales and Marketing, both to businesses and to consumers and individuals. This experience has spanned the US and Asia. Since 2007, Ms. Sweat has been Managing Director of Jia Moderne, a fine art and furnishings business located in the Boston Design Center. The Jia Moderne business has built a clientele of designers along the Atlantic Coast of the US as well as in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Head of Strategy

John Altobello

John Altobello has been an active participant in the design community for 23 years. As a practicing residential architect in the Boston area, he has exercised his own creative yearnings through the design of houses, both renovations and new construction. His ongoing connections enables him to spread the word among them about the treasures they will find on KOO de Monde and which they, in turn, can specify for their clients.

Head of Marketing

Liz Nightingale

With more than 20 years of experienced luxury global Marketing, Liz Nightingale leads innovative marketing, promotion, and business development programs that raise brand awareness and increase sales for B2B and B2C segments. Most recently she worked with F. Schumacher & Co., a 122 year old luxury brand to the trade manufacturer of home furnishings, creating and communicating strategies to increase the brand’s top-of-mind awareness.


Curtis Chen

Mr. Chen brings to KOO Enterprises a 25 year track record in Strategy and Business Development, both in Asia and in North America. Most recently, Mr. Chen was the Head of Asia for NCS Education, a new venture in the for-profit education space. During his tenure at NCS, Mr. Chen played a critical in securing $200 Million in private equity fund for the venture.

Head of Operations

Ivonne Hanoi Bordas

Young Industrial Engineer and MBA with experience in Operations, Supply Chain Management, Customer Service, Sales and IT. She recently completed an MBA focusing in entrepreneurship from Simmons’ School of Management. For the past seven years she has worked in a dynamic environment with shifting demands in the technology retail industry in Latin America. She has worked in researching new products, and improving strategic operations.

Ivonne Bordas