Professional Profile: Deborah Laviero 2018

Deborah Laviero

Name: Deborah Laviero

Title: Executive Director of Organizational Development

Company: OFI

Location: Newington and Stamford, CT

Birthplace: Bristol, CT

Education: University of Hartford 

What does your firm do and plans for the future? OFI is a leader in workspace planning and a Certified Herman Miller Dealer. We offer design support, project coordination, installation, refurbishing, and repair. Our new Stamford office was opened to better showcase the latest workspace solutions and innovative interior designs. Located in downtown it’s a sleek, state-of-the art facility, offering a signature customer experience to easily navigate the swatch library of fabrics, finishes and resources, along with the latest technology to collaborate and create innovative, adaptable workspaces. 

Keys to success: Surround yourself with powerful and extremely helpful individuals.  

Awards: OFI has been named one of the “Best Places to Work in Connecticut” by the Hartford Business Journal five consecutive years since 2013 and “Best Team Spirit” in 2016. 

Do you have a mentor? If so, explain: My parents had strong morals, values, and integrity. They have shown me the importance of hard work, the benefits of community service and organizational involvement.  

If you could choose a different career, what would it be? I always loved art, design and fashion. I would pursue a career in Fashion.      

Favorite Novel: The Godfather 

Favorite film: About Last Night 

Hobbies: Art, golf, cooking, skiing, travel