Our Team

Rob Jones, Principal

 925.786.0178

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Following in the footsteps of his mentor and best friend, his father Harry, Rob started his rep firm in 2002. Not that this wasn’t after many "training years" on the dealer side, and weaving through the world of retail (Regional Merchandise Manager at Macy's and Buyer at Mervyn's). Who would have known that meeting Gary Hurd in 1995 would lead to their partnership and formation of Linked in 2010! After meeting his soulmate and wife, Julie, his freshman year at Cal State Hayward, Rob went on to graduate with a degree in Business (Marketing and Management) in 1985. When not teaching the fine art of operating a task chair, Rob and Julie can be found traveling the country watching their son Christian play baseball (Go Giants!), at Muir Beach with their “girls" Calie and Gracie (Springer Spaniels), up at Tahoe, or when time permits, hunting for that darn golf ball that rolled "just off the fairway"!

Gary Hurd, Principal

 916.343.2020

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25+ years ago, Gary literally walked into this industry not knowing the difference between a pedestal and a popsicle. He also didn’t know that he had found the perfect outlet for his enthusiastically creative side. And when he partnered with Rob Jones to form Linked, he had now surrounded himself with the best team in the local market. Despite rumors to the contrary, Gary does actually sleep. We just don’t know when. When not at work, Gary can often be found spoiling his two kids or underneath his headlamp on an early morning trail run. And not often enough, golfing or just curled up with a good book. His current motto? “Alone we're tossed about like a bottle in the sea, but together we ascend and only then escape this gravity." If you think that Gary is one fortunate guy, you’d be right. Just check out his license plate frame.

Brent Woodfill, Associate

 650.274.5350

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Brent is a native Californian who loves the Bay Area! After graduating from San Jose State University with a Bachelors degree in Business/Marketing in 1997, he quickly jumped into the contract furniture industry and began building relationships with an abundance of amazing people in the Silicon Valley. Brent has a strong work ethic, loves to help clients fulfill their needs, and have fun doing it! When not cruising the Bay Area with a minivan full of furniture demos, Brent can be found on a ski slope where the powder lies; exploring the wonders of Yosemite Valley; relaxing on the beach in Santa Cruz; or anything that his little princess, Maren, wants to do!

Jason Pizziferro, Associate

 650.222.5897

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The team at Linked has had the privilege of working with Jason since 2007, or is it the other way around? Prior to becoming a manufacturers’ representative, Jason worked at a dealership for (9) years learning the ropes of the contract furniture world. When not at work, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife, Denice, and their two kids, Alysa and Dominic. Jason also enjoys golfing (when time permits), speed quilting (nationally ranked), hiking, and just being outdoors.

Tasha Baza, Showroom & Project Manager

 408.799.2659

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Tasha is a true Californian who loves the outdoors! Shortly after graduating from San Jose State University with a Bachelors degree in Business Management, she jumped into the Contract Furniture industry. Tasha joins the Linked team with over 9 years of industry experience. She has built long lasting relationships within the industry and enjoys helping others! When she is not running half marathons or hitting up the gym, you can often find her spending time with her husband Anthony and their four awesome kiddos traveling, hiking or spending days at the beach!

Joe Nuñez, Associate

 408.427.1608

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Joe began his career in the furniture industry in 2013. It was a big jump from his previous career in Banking. He has spent these first couple years as an independent sales rep for an office furniture manufacturer. Joe truly believes that strong business relationships are the foundation of success in this industry. It is through these relationships that he has continued to grow and learn. It’s also how Joe was able to connect with Linked and become part of the team. When not at work, Joe can often be found spending time with his partner, Rudy, and their two dogs, Benny and Noah. Joe also enjoys going to the gym, hiking, or going to the movies.

Arianna Smith (NCIDQ, IIDA), Design Manager

 925.964.5109

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Although she was raised in California, Arianna was born in Italy. At a very young age she knew interior design was her passion. She graduated from Sacramento State with a degree in Interior Design and Architecture and was fortunate to get a job with an Architecture and Design Firm following her internship. She spent four years growing as an Interior Designer before joining the Linked team. Arianna is involved in IIDA and has created many close relationships with industry professionals and fellow designers. In her spare time, she is often found channeling her inner Joanna Gaines while working on her multiple Fixer Upper inspired DIY projects. She also enjoys going to exotic car shows with her husband Chris, cuddling on the sofa with their dog Shadixx, and spending time with friends and family.