Leadership

At our core, RJE is about working with exceptional people to provide our clients with an unmatched customer experience. We pride ourselves on the fact that our team members not only care about growing and sustaining our business, but also live by our mantra – Do What We Say We Will Do – to ensure that our clients receive the best service possible. Click below to learn more about our fearless leadership team members.

Denny Sponsel

CEO & Owner

Denny Sponsel, or the “Big Kahuna’ as he is more commonly known to RJE employees, is the fearless leader of RJE Business Interiors. While he may have spent the last 40 years improving workplace design, his true passion lies in providing RJE’s clients with the best possible customer experience. A hugger at his core, Denny extends his favorite mantra — Do What We Say We Will Do — to all of his philanthropic efforts as well. As a board member for several charitable organizations, Denny is committed to giving the underprivileged youths in Indianapolis a better chance to succeed.

Kevin McKiernan

President

Kevin McKiernan has spent his life’s work creating beautiful workplaces across the Midwest. As President of RJE Business Interiors, Kevin leads the Cincinnati and Lexington markets with the invaluable expertise he has gained since entering the industry in college. While Kevin excels in business development, he is an operations man at heart and thrives at providing clients with a seamless experience from concept to occupancy. When not working away on the showroom floor, Kevin can be found enjoying the Cincinnati skyline from the rooftop patio or rooting his Bengals to victory at Paul Brown Stadium.

Dale Buuck

General Manager

The newest addition to RJE’s senior leadership team is Dale Buuck, General Manager of the Fort Wayne market. Dale paves the way for success in this quickly growing market through his strong professional background in business development and a vast network of northeast Indiana corporate and community leaders. While this Fort Wayne native is rooted in his hometown, Dale has a passion for travel and loves to share stories from his international adventures. Dale shares the RJE passion for philanthropy and dedicates his time outside of work to supporting the Lutheran Social Services of Indiana.

Shelly Langona

General Manager & Vice President

Shelly Langona, General Manager and Vice President, wears many different hats to ensure the success of RJE across the Midwest. Her energy, passion and determined resolve frequently has her two steps ahead of the game, tackling issues before they even have the chance to impact a client. Kind to her core, you can frequently find Shelly chatting with her team members over a cup of coffee in the cafe or working to better our partnership and support of United Way.

Amanda Miller

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Amanda Miller exudes RJE’s exceptional customer experience philosophy. As a California native, Amanda brought her sunny disposition and razor-sharp business acumen to the Midwest after growing her industry expertise in San Francisco. Supported by her passion for both design and history, Amanda understands completely the value of a timeless space and aims to provide all clients with an end-result that matches their ideal design. Passionate in all her endeavors, Amanda serves on several committees and boards for philanthropic organizations across Indianapolis.

Chris Keller

Vice President of Sales

A sports’ man through and through, Chris Keller’s competitive side drives his success as the VP of Sales for the Cincinnati and Lexington markets. Chris earned his chops in the industry by spending the bulk of his career learning the tricks of the trade at Knoll, one of RJE’s core partners. Now he spends his time sharing his expertise with RJE clients, ensuring an excellent customer experience at every touchpoint. When not growing the business across the Midwest, you can find Chris spending time his family or purchasing unneeded tools from Home Depot.

Nancy McMichael

Controller

As the Controller for the RJE enterprise, Nancy McMichael keeps this well-oiled machine running day in and day out. Having been with RJE for almost 10 years, she navigates the financial nuances of the industry with ease, ensuring the success of all five RJE locations from our headquarters in Indianapolis. When not crunching numbers, Nancy enjoys traveling with her husband and exploring downtown Indianapolis.

Our Commitment to Diversity

RJE has an established corporate commitment to value diversity at all levels of our business operations, both internally through workforce development and externally through the vertical expansion of our minority and women-owned business partners. In creating a culture that respects and values the difference in others, RJE accepts diversity as an inclusive concept. We believe the diverse capabilities that reside in our talented workforce and business partners proactively position our business for the future; creating continual business opportunities to remain viable in a rapidly changing business environment. We believe our differences should be celebrated – and that’s central to the RJE Difference.

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