Employee Spotlight: Marco Barallon
As Clarke’s Corporate Showroom Director, Marco Barallon keeps a keen eye on all three of Clarke’s Official Sub-Zero/Wolf/Cove Showrooms and Test Kitchens. After managing the South Norwalk, Connecticut showroom for more than a decade, the Clarke family asked Marco to oversee the Milford and Boston, Massachusetts locations as well. Ever since, Marco has been working with the managers to ensure visitors to all three award-winning showrooms would receive a consistent, signature experience.
Marco’s global luxury perspective seems more understandable when you learn that he was born in Mahé, the largest of the Seychelles islands, just off the coast of East Africa. Once in the United States, his interest in luxury brands flourished and led him to management positions at several luxury retailers in Fairfield County. In the year 2000, Marco was ready for a new challenge and was introduced to the Clarke family and their unique showroom model, where he quickly embraced the leadership role at Connecticut’s first Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen. Over the past two decades, he has forged long-standing relationships with discerning homeowners and the design community and chefs serving one of the country’s most affluent regions.
Marco is integrally involved in Clarke’s design evolution. As new showrooms are opened and kitchens are updated, Marco works closely with the Clarke family to ensure that each showroom offers an inspiring experience. Marco is also closely involved with Clarke’s Culinary Team, as he works with Executive Chef John Craig to steer the successful culinary internship program, as well as plan and executes tastings, cooking demonstrations and events in all three showrooms. With delicious food as the hallmark of all three Clarke locations, Marco works to ensure the Clarke vision is delivered.
When asked about his favorite part of his multi-faceted role at Clarke, Marco says, “I love it all! The clients I get to interact with, the family I work for and the fact that our clients genuinely value my opinion really are what makes my job so great.”
Marco’s incredible knowledge and experience in luxury appliances, along with his exceptional taste, are what make him such an important part of the Clarke team! Thank you, Marco for everything that you do here at Clarke, we’re lucky to have you!