Philip Pelusi Salons – Studio of Elegance, Inc.
Then and Now.
As one of the first salon owners to develop and distribute their own line of hair product, Philip and Henry Pelusi have a track record of being innovative risk takers in their industry. With nearly 10 years of support and collaboration from the Institute, this entrepreneurial team has grown from a single salon to a national leader in hair styling products with 12 salons in the Pittsburgh area. In 2013, the Institute provided consulting on the launch of a new website and helped the company modernize their IT systems with innovative 21st-Century platforms. Now, Philip Pelusi has improved IT platforms that have reduced technology costs, increased online sales and strengthened the Pelusi brand.
“The Institute’s assistance helped us replace our outdated IT systems which tremendously reduced costs and improved efficiency for our business”
– Henry Pelusi, Co-Owner
Using Big Data to see Big Growth
Cooper Munroe and Emily McKhann, co-founders of The Motherhood, a leading website that connects influential “social moms” with brands, turned to the Institute in 2013 for help in developing a propriety IT system to predict customer interactions and increase revenue. The deep connections provided by the Institute proved priceless for the innovative company.
Another Institute member, Benchmark IT Solutions, was introduced to the owners and went on to develop the “big data” system. Now, the system is up and running and accelerating the company’s next generation use of social media and fueling their growth. Cooper and her team remain active members of the Institute and consider the consulting and educational programs offered critical to their ongoing management development.
Cooper Munroe and Emily McKhann were Named Persons of the Week by ABC News In 2013
“The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence has been The Motherhood’s go-to resource almost since day one. Our partnership has helped our company in so many ways – from technology to research to strategic insight and planning. When we’re working on a technology update or building a new web application, the Institute is always at the table – and we are a better organization for it.”
– Cooper Munroe, Co-Founder