Derris Amsler was appointed Vice President of Operations for Window Nation in 2020. In this role, Derris is responsible for guiding all operations of the organization and lending strategic insights to the executive management team. He is a seasoned leader with over 15 years of leading teams across multiple business units. Having held senior leadership positions in many different size companies from start-up to Fortune 500.
Additionally, Derris has an extensive track record of Operational Success and excellent results driven by a strong focus on associate development and taking care of the customer along with aggressive expense control and continuous quality and process improvement.
Derris earned a B.S. in Operations from American InterContinental University. He resides in Champlin, Minnesota with his wife Dori and their 3 Children Payton, Drew, and Jace. They also have two dogs, Gino and Gavin.
Lou has been with Window Nation since 2015 and leads our growing sales team. In his role, he is instrumental in all aspects of the selling process. He is also a member of the company’s Executive Board, which provides guidance and assistance to the owners in all aspects of the business.
Lou began his career as a Philadelphia trial attorney in 1991, before leaving the law to pursue his passion, a career in sales in marketing. In 2001, he entered the home improvement industry as a Sales Associate at U.S. Remodelers, and has since served in various sales management capacities within rapidly growing organizations. Most recently, he was a Division Director for Home Depot Interiors, where he was responsible for the sales management of approximately 30% of the company’s national Cabinet Refacing and Bath Remodeling business.
A native of central New Jersey, Lou moved to the Philadelphia area in the late ’80s. In his down time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, rock climbing and riding his motorcycle. He is very active in his community, taking a prominent role in the local football and cheerleading programs and raising money for various charitable organizations.
“I believe in constant and never-ending improvement.”
After a successful three year run as Window Nation CFO, Yang Chang has transitioned into a new leadership role as Window Nation, Chief Operations Officer. Her strong background in accounting, finance, and business operations make her a good fit for the fast-paced and ever-changing environment of home remodeling.
As COO, Yang will continue to implement business strategies, plans, and procedures that directly impact company performance and growth. Directly responsible for business efficiency, she will play a pivotal role in corporate growth strategy, from culture through to continued fiscal efficacy.
Prior to joining Window Nation, Yang spent 12+ years working for fast-growing private equity-backed middle-market companies. Chang spent over five years working in M&A at KPMG in Baltimore and then went on to earn her MBA at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland where she previously earned a BS in Business Management with a double major in Accounting and International Business.
A former business owner herself, Chang resides in Howard County, just a short drive from Window Nation’s corporate office in Fulton. In her free time, she enjoys traveling globally (having visited five continents thus far), skiing, reading and going to theater and concerts.
Fred Cooper was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Window Nation in 2020. In this role, Fred is responsible for guiding the financial stewardship of the organization and lending strategic insights to the executive management team. He is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of financial experience having held senior leadership positions at several Fortune 500 companies including Coca-Cola, Black & Decker, and Prudential.
Additionally, Fred has an extensive track record of successfully partnering with private equity sponsored organizations. He has facilitated growth, development and enterprise value optimization at several different portfolio companies.
Mr. Cooper earned a B.S. in Accounting from The American University and a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. He resides in downtown Baltimore with his family who keep him busy in his personal time with travel, community work, and sports.
Terri is responsible for building, leading, and managing the entire Talent team at Window Nation, which includes Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, and Employee/Organizational Development. She will lead and support programming that promotes the company’s high performance culture, emphasizing empowerment, quality and excellence, in order to help achieve growth objectives.
Having started as a Recruiter and progressively becoming more knowledgeable of and involved in all the components of Human Resources, Terri’s career in Talent Management spans 20+ years. She’s worked in various industries and for various sized organizations finding that her niche is expanding organizations that wisely look to precede their growth with comprehensive and cohesive HR presence.
Bleeding purple and black as a Ravens fan, Terri grew up in Baltimore, MD where she currently resides with her husband, 2 children, and dog, Biggie Smalls. Outside of work (is that a thing?), she spends her time serving as Team Mom to her kids’ sports teams.
“I will support the amazing things already happening and implement new ideas that keep the magic going at Window Nation.”
With over 12 years of marketing experience, Lauren joins the Window Nation team to support the company’s reach to help customers. Lauren is responsible for managing and executing marketing and advertising programs to better serve customers. Strategic thinking, problem solving, and team collaboration are at the core of her foundation. Lauren’s experience widely ranges from healthcare to Coca-Cola brands to home improvement giving her fresh perspectives. When Lauren is not implementing traditional and digital initiatives, she is traveling the world to soak up new cultures or avidly reading anything she can get her hands on.
“Nothing is impossible if you embrace challenges and hard work.”